Wintry Warmth


Holiday lights

glow warmer 

on a wintry morning

when there’s snow


© Julie Rehnelt 2016



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…






✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Glowing Horizon


As my eyes are drawn east

my heart is drawn too

longing to fly into that glowing horizon

over there to you


© Julie Rehnelt 2016




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Silent Sunday



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Wings of Love


“Only on the wings of Love

can the heart fly to where the Beloved dwells.”

                                                    ~  Rumi





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Beauty Remains


I miss the days when words flowed free

from mind to pen

They seem stuck now


and littered with negativity

Inspiration, creativity, and light


I have nothing to offer

only thoughts induced through pain

And those I will not share because they benefit no one

including myself

But beauty still remains

all around me

even in the midst of suffering

though I may not be fully capable of enjoying its splendor in the way I “normally” would


And I will grab hold of it…


© Julie Rehnelt 2016




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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In My Dreams


Your beautiful eyes shining

reflecting the blue of the sea and sky

gaze passionately into mine

Windswept hair tickles our sun-kissed faces

and laughing, we lie together on the warm sand

making love to the rhythm of the ocean waves caressing the shore


Is you and me 

in my dreams


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Blue as the skies

blue like your eyes

blue my heart sighs

when I think of you


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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