Avenues.

We interrupt this broadcast
(These days and nights and weeks and seasons
spent fighting and faltering and failing and falling into the dust)
to remind you of grace.

Only grace. No revelations, epiphanies,
nothing you have not heard a thousand times before,
but what you have a thousand times forgotten
and lately ceased to perceive.

Today, as you walk a tree-lined path
and encounter an exquisite onslaught of fresh-fallen petals
(each fragile, unsteady, but magnificent in vaporous unity),
reflect upon how utterly unnecessary this aesthetic wonder is

and how deliberate nonetheless.  

And as you drive into a setting sun,
(light tumbling off each strand, each distinct eyelash)
let the simplicity, the warmth, the unwritten beauty
alight upon more than your eyes

and forget not how to exult.

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5 thoughts on “Avenues.

  1. Ah, Noelle. I read a poem by Emily Dickinson today and this totally reminded me of it again…you have such a beautiful talent in wielding words. May God use it for His glory…I know He will, and I know He is.

    In His love, and resting in His grace~
    Melanie

    P.S. Let’s talk soon, yes?

  2. “No revelations, epiphanies,
    nothing you have not heard a thousand times before,
    but what you have a thousand times forgotten
    and lately ceased to perceive.”

    So aptly spoken, and so true. How do we forget it so often and so extensively? Mercies renewed every morning, and we just let them fall to the wayside unnoticed.

    I love your opening. A real attention-grabber. =)

    “Days pass,
    Years vanish,
    And we walk sightless among miracles.”

    ~ Jewish Sabbath prayer

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