Posts Tagged ‘blossom’



Coming down in sheets,

it resembles a silver lame theater curtain.

A gift of nature’s beauty.

Preceding summer hail,

it portends worse to come, as we await the yellowing of the sky.

But sometimes it dances on my window panes,

and makes its own melody on the tin roof of my cabin, as I drift off to sleep, mesmerized by its charm. 

It cleanses my roof, and compacts the dust of the twisted lane to my cabin,

making little puddles  that serve as bird spas … mud baths in the dirt – drinking cups in the gravel.

It fills blossom cups that serve  as chalices for butterflies

And it makes the hot earth send up moist earth aromas.

As a child, I loved to stand or dance on the lawn, as it made my clothes cling to my body, cooling  me on a hot summer day.

Sometimes it fills my rain-barrel, becoming the source of future shampoos.

I love to watch the little spirals each drop makes on the quiet water of my pond.

When driving in the darkness of evening, it makes car lights shine with diamond rays.

Washing the dust of time from everything.

God blesses us with every raindrop.


Phyllis A. DeWitt-VanVleck

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A Smile for the day

              A SMILE


What happened to your lovely smile?

What makes you look so sad?

A smile can chase the blues away.

And make your heart feel glad.


And so it waits expectantly

To blossom forth today.

Such smiles as yours, that bring such joy,

Should not be tucked away.


Just bring it out and use it now,

So everyone can share,

As it cultivates contagion,

Causing smiles everywhere.


7/23/97             Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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