Friday, April 16, 2010

Promise of Refreshment

The challenge in creativity: to write an English sonnet about spring. I don't choose to write poetry regularly, but this caught my eye. Maybe God just wanted me to sit and think and write. As you will see, He has been working on me. Spring couldn't come fast enough.

I had to laugh inwardly. My kids came up with great ideas about purple pansies and blue skies, both of which I adore. Yet, my spring meant something different this year. Read on and you will see.


Promise of Refreshment


Refreshment. That is what I need today.

Short, winter days and bitter, cold, dark nights

Breed feelings deep within that make faith fray.

God orders time. See Him in the depths and heights.


Newness creeps its way in as the day grows.

Birds return to sing their sweet, new refrain.

Tulips, daffodils rise from dark burrows.

Grasses grow where once brown, dry dirt had lain.


Winter weighed heavy, cold. Felt tears of loss.

When would God's sun shine to comfort my heart?

Spring came. Intense hues wash days with brighter gloss.

Life renews, shows promise of a fresh start.


Emptiness and dark of winter feel cold.

God hands us spring, keeps promises to hold.


With fear and trembling, I welcome your comments. I pray that your spring will be a refreshment to you.


He & Me + 3 said...

I agree...spring is so refreshing. Everything coming back to life. Love it.

Rachel Clark said...

God gripped my heart this spring as well. I have been going through a "season" in my life. Winter made it feel more dreary, but God showed me this Spring how powerful and wonderful He is. Thanks for sharing.

Misty said...

thanks for reading my sonnet, too.... and i can clearly feel the emotion running through yours; it mirrors my own relief that spring (and Spring) has returned.

Bionic Bud said...

I love the poem.

Donna said...

I hear you in this sonnet. Rejoicing with you that God refreshes our hearts.

Pamela said...

I like the idea you started with... refreshment...newness!

feeling in need of that for sure...

Jodi said...

Beautiful. I love how Spring and of course Easter give the feeling of starting "anew" just like Jesus made things new again for us. Especially after this winter, I know you needed the feeling of refreshment. Me too. Beautiful sonnet, you are a talented writer Sandy. Thanks for sharing your heart through your words.