"Praise Him in the morning when you see the sun a'rising
Praise Him in the evening cause He took you through the day.
And in the in between time when you feel the pressure coming,
Remember that He loves and He promises to stay."
Song lyrics by John Fisher
Hibiscus makes a sweet red tea;
Its bloom is shelter for the bee
Its pods––a singular mystery;
Its petals, softest finery.
Flowers shoot from red-stemmed leaves
With buds—pale pink puffs—like the sleeves
On little girl's dresses. On summer eves
Open to the falling light achieves
A fragrance from its trumpets wide
Heart resting—with all fears aside
It heaves a convoluted sigh
And sings Hosanna to the sky!
© 2014 Elece Hollis, author of Meet God in the Morning Poems for the Heart of Prayer, with Helen Steiner Rice , with devotionals by Elece