Sunday, April 27, 2014

Singing Springing Song

Spring is nature's song and dance of delight.

Springing, flinging, winging,
Dancing, singing
Swaying, straying, this-a-waying
Reaching, preaching, us beseeching
To be joining the celebrating, 
Demonstrating, all-the-waiting's past.
Moving, grooving,  greeting, fleeting;
Treating us to music sweetening,
Flaunting, flitting, like sunlit ribbons 
Fluttering, flittering,
Twisty-tying happiness
To my heart.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Crayon Colors

Circumstances and situations do color life, 
but you have been given the mind to choose
what the color shall be. 
John Homer Miller

Crayon Colors
By Elece Hollis

Were these colors in my crayon box
With woolly white of grazing flocks?
I remember periwinkle blue,
Olive green and slate grey too.

Sandy beach and sycamore bark
Cinnamon twist, twilight black, 
Bittersweet orange and yellow-green 
With timberwolf gray sandwiched in between.

Chestnut, raw sienna, Indian red
With sea-foam floating overhead;
Just a touch of atomic tangerine
Cornflower blue and asparagus green.

I loved my box of sixty-fours
And when I take a walk outdoors
I find the colors still in mind
Crayons trained my heart to find.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Parade

He is the poet of the world, with tender patience leading it 
by vision of truth, beauty, and goodness.
Alfred North Whitehead

Come see what I found on the sunny chill day
Come see the flowers like flags!  Hooray! Hooray!
Red, purple, pink, yellow, white, wave and sway.
Spring is here and summer's on her way.
Come and see the tulips bloom today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Somebody New

Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, 
or see the sky, then I know why—I believe
Aaron Neville

Somebody New

Somebody new today,
Somebody precious,
Somebody no one but God knows well;
Somebody special,
Somebody treasured,
Somebody loved more than words can tell.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To Be Six

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet...
Marcelene Cox

To be six is to be older than you ever thought you'd be,
Seems the world is now your oyster
Wonderful to see!

To be six is to see life as others only wish to see;
Seems you note each passing wonder
Beautiful and free!

To be six is to be happy trolling through sweet days
Seems that all the world holds splendor
In a million ways!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Run Run

Children are like clocks; they must be allowed to run.
James C. Dobson

Run, run, as fast as you can;
You can't catch me
I'm the fastest; I am!
Spring is the best time to race and play.
Hope this good weather is here to stay,
So we can run outside all day. 
Run, run, fun!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Making Music

There is no music in a rest, but there is
the making of music in it.
John Ruskin

The soil has slept and rested
While overhead God cleaned the sky
With snowflakes and raindrops
Children played indoors
Cold kept gardeners at bay
While the air froze out impurities
And worn grasses withered to
Make room for the new.
Winter was harsh and held no music
But during the rest 
Made some–Yes!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Look to the Light

The weaker we feel, the harder we lean on God,
And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow.
Joni Eareckson Tada  

When the air around still stirs a chill
When you're planted on a windy hill
When you're weak yet from the winter's cold
Be sure you turn your head and hold
Your face to the warming sun.

When things don't seem to go so right
With wind blown days and frost at night
When it's a struggle to see your way
And you can find no words to pray
Chin up and turn toward the Son.

Friday, April 11, 2014


It is not the ear that hears the sweetness 
of music, but the soul.
Jeremy Taylor

Snowbells, Snowbells,
Ringing 'cross a thousand hills,
Ringing out the brown and in the green.
Wave goodbye to winter's dreary scene.

Snowbells, what say you?
"Listen now; you know it's true
Winter's gone the birds are singing;
Everywhere you look—it's springing."

Snowbells, snowbells
Ringing, chiming, show-bells,
Blooming beside the pasture gate
Calling us now— let's celebrate!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dandelion Wishes

There is ever a beyond of mystery; for the more
we know the more we wonder.
George Tyrrell

Fly away wishes 
Become bright white fluttery butterflies, 
Swings sweeping high into the sun-filled air, 
Become horses galloping
Across the pasture when I whistle;
Become barn swallows dipping and gliding
Like black satin ribbons in the wind,
Hawks with red tail feathers;
Become eagles soaring above the river,
Silver fish swimming upstream toward the rapids,
White clouds drifting overhead,
Dragonflies on lazy summer days,
Fly! Fly! Fly!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Year's Morning

God works continually, a thousand joys he would, 
 Pour into you at once, if suffer it you could. 
Angelus Silesius

Stems with bright wings 
Like butterflies
Sway in the sunlight,
Dancers to the spring chorus
Of grass sprouting
Of birds nesting
Of earth
Shaking itself awake.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Bright bouquet of sunshine
Gift from the soil
Gift of joy and celebration
Gift of spring
Sing, sing, sing
Sing spring!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Babies

Every April God rewrites the book of Genesis
Austin O'Malley

Come with Me
By Elece

Put on your bare feet and come outside;
Come see the wonders that I have spied.
Come see the yellow flowers, purple ones too,
Come see grass green poking up through.

Come feel the warm wind blowing your hair
Come feel the sweet sun shining everywhere
Come see the leaves uncurling on the trees
Come hear the buzzing of the bumblebees.

Put on your bare feet and come outside
Come see the wonders that I have spied.