Winter Dawn

 

I awake before the sun

just as the first hints of light kiss the horizon

deep sapphire skies glisten 

a mystical backdrop against winter’s barren branches

 

All is quiet

except for the music within my own soul

playing the melody of transformation from darkness to light

as I witness the dawning of a new winter day

 

through frost covered windows

  

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Fresh Start

 

New beginnings and fresh starts

renew the spirit and bring hope to the heart

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 is…

 

…to become bare and blank…

 

“Who would write on a page already filled with writings?

Who would plant a sapling where one is already planted?

One would look for an empty page and virgin soil.

Become bare like the earth so the Beloved may plant His seed, become a blank page so His pen may write upon you.”

 

~ Rumi

 

Perhaps that way, what pours forth from me in this new year will come from the divine…

But hopefully this blog won’t be as bare and blank as it has been for the past several months.  😉

Can I just say…

2016 = whew!

 

Wishing all of you much love and many blessings in the coming year!  ❤

 

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 ✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter Solstice

 

Golden light

glowing bright

hopeful sight

after longest night

 

Winter Solstice

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2016

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Fire and Ice

 

In the morning as I rise

wiping the sleep from my eyes

I awake at the precise moment

 to witness

as fire and ice 

converge

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2016

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Silent Sunday

 

My soul listens to the silence of snow falling

 

Frosty flakes descend from the heavens

floating gracefully to the earth

poetry in motion

covering all of nature in a fresh blanket of pure white

saying

hush now, be still, rest

 

My soul listens to the silence of snow falling

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2016

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Sorry, I have no photo to share with this one today, just my words as I sip my coffee, watching (and listening to) the silent snow falling outside my window this Sunday morning…

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Holiday Lights

 

Holiday lights

glow warmer 

on a wintry morning

when there’s snow

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2016

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We put up our Christmas lights the other day, and although it looked quite festive when we turned them on that evening, I was feeling a bit disappointed about our lack of snow here.  But when I awoke the next morning, I found to my inner child’s delight that it had snowed during the night!  There’s something extra magical about snow at Christmas time! ❄

And the lights do glow warmer…

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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