Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A FLAWLESS MAGICIAN

The middle of the Rocky Mountains
photo by Jon Merk


A Flawless Magician set the mountains all in place
set sun and moon and stars up in the sky
to keep us dreaming on the how and why
in our eternal quest to see His face.

On earth, the beauty of the sea and land
was painted by a Master Artist's Hand
in Mysteries too deep to understand,
its smallest cell and pattern 
most magnificently planned.

No matter how we might abuse His gift,
between humans and nature, such a rift,
nature shines her brightest beauty nonetheless,
her bounty spilling onto us, to bless

When God made earth, He gave His very best,
scattered a universe of stars o'er all the rest.

for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: Earth Day or Earthiness, and for Elizabeth's prompt at Soul's Music : Earth Day Challenge. Happy Earth Day, to our beautiful Mother Earth, who keeps sharing her goodies, even when we don't take good care of them. Day 22.


25 comments:

  1. Thanks Sherry, hope you keep posting through the day, especially on FB,

    Elizabeth

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  2. Love how you sing the Earth ~ 'nature shines her brightest beauty' and 'scattered a universe of stars o'er all the rest.' ~ what a image, so visual 'hand' :)x

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  3. Sherry...throughout the year, your posts always hold a deep appreciation for the earth and for nature...your love of Mother Earth is evident and your awe of the bounty of nature is clear. I so enjoy your poetry and this one is no exception. Happy Earth Day to you :-)

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  4. Beautiful, elegant piece, Sherry!

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  5. Oh this is so beautiful and serene..! :D

    On earth, the beauty of the sea and land
    was painted by a Master Artist's Hand
    in Mysteries too deep to understand,

    Alas, we shall never comprehend how He works in mysterious ways :D
    Loved your poem!
    xoxo

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  6. Sort of a blatant illustration of unconditional love, isn't it!??! You capture this so well!
    " painted by a Master Artist's Hand
    in Mysteries too deep to understand ..."
    (Who be the master artist? God and you, too!)

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  7. Sherry,

    A lovely poem with prayerful qualitites, giving thanks for the great gift of the world we were given. Sadly without much respect or care, humans have destroyed so much..However, as you rightly write, the goodness of nature is still there for us to enjoy...For now..
    Eileen

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  8. It is a pity so many think they know better than their Master and ruin the only planet we have.

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  9. Clearly we have been spoiled and we are acting this way. Sadly time is running out and answers are few. Cry for the children we give them no inheritance.

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  10. Sherry,

    The was lovely written with a poet's voice as the artist of the world emerges in imagery.

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  11. the beautiful voice in this magnificent poem tells us to open our eyes to the beauty, forgiveness and plight of our dear Mother Earth...it's a joy to read your poems Sherry...

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  12. What a loving poem, Sherry. Your heart is in this, clearly.

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  13. Beautiful poem, Sherry, especially like the closing lines. :)

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  14. :)A mother is a mother even if her children harm her. A beautiful poem for such a mother.

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  15. A truth to hang on to, to remind us to be aware, to take care.

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  16. I love how you used the form to underpin the message... wonderful Sherri.

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  17. Hi Sherry--we certainly do not use the blessings! Thanks for your passionate message. k.

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  18. Maybe God has created a better world somewhere else in the universe, or the next, what do you think!

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  19. Excellent piece! I love that last stanza!

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  20. Who can honor the earth better than you? What lovely thoughts and words, so full of love.

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  21. Beautiful way to honor mother earth Sherry ~ She brings us a magical show each and every day ~

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  22. you're so right... there are too many thing within this Earth to understand

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  23. Yes the magician should make us realize we are part of nature.

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  24. This is a lovely vision of the beauties of our world, Sherry. Let's hope we shall have enough wisdom to look after this precious planet.

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