Category Archives: Poetry

Wednesday Morning Meditations

 

I open my eyes to the soft, pale light of winter’s lovely pastel palette

All is quiet

it’s just before dawn

There’s a sense of calm in the air

but also, of anticipation

Something wonderful is about to happen

Yes, a brand new day

filled with promise

I slide out from beneath my warm blankets, clothed only in dawn’s soft glow

Finding my robe, I gaze out the window

at snow covered branches bathed in the gentle hues of morning

In front of that window, is a sleeping kitty curled up in a chair

So sweet and cozy, I resist the urge to wake her with my show of affection

With pen in hand and coffee nearby, I write

and I wait

not actually waiting

My mind is empty, not thinking, just being, just absorbing and savoring all that this present moment offers 

Multiple moments tick by, but I hardly notice the lapse of time

Soon I hear the quiet stirrings of loved ones awakening

Increasing light pours in through my window, although the sun still hasn’t quite yet risen over the horizon 

Pastels gradually give way to an orange glow

sorbet colored clouds hang in a sort of suspended animation, slowed by the cold winter air

Floorboards creek in the next room 

and increasing traffic sounds outside mingle with the sound of cartoons playing downstairs

The day has indeed begun

As the sun now explodes over the horizon bathing all the world in its golden light

I’m filled with deep gratitude

 

That I don’t have to hurry off to work today  😉

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2018

 

Sorry I don’t have a photo to share with this one, I was too ‘busy’ just being.  Plus, there isn’t any frost on my windows this morning ~ apparently a windchill of minus 8 isn’t cold enough.  😉  I suppose I could have snapped a photo of my sleeping kitty, I haven’t shared any of her lately.  Maybe next time…

 

Well thanks for reading.  Happy Wednesday and keep warm ~ or cool, depending on the weather wherever you are today…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

 

In the silence of an early winter morning

the sun slowly peeks over the horizon

illuminating frosty crystals left behind by winter’s icy breath during the cold, dark night 

They sparkle and shimmer in its golden light

and I sigh

breaking the silence of an early winter morning

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2018

 

WPC: Silence

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Your Face

 

Your face warms me like the sun

glowing brilliant and bright

shattering the darkness with dazzling light

as dawn breaks over the horizon

on this frosty winter morn

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2018

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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You Are

 

You are my sunrise

you are the moon

you are the wispy clouds in a sky of blue

 

You are my sunset

you are the stars

you’re where my dreams fly when they traverse afar

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Fire in the Sky

Sky on fire

a new day dawns

burning with possibilities

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

Each morning when I arrive at work and pull into my space in the upper level of the parking ramp, I get to watch just as the sun comes up.  Even amidst the concrete and all of the other uninspiring man-made objects of the landscape before me, its beauty takes my breath away…

 

Wishing you beautiful and breathtaking moments today…

And for those of you here with me in the US, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mosaics

 

“We are mosaics-

pieces of light, love, history, stars-

glued together

with magic and music and words.”

~ Anita Krizzan

 

I came across the above quote the other day while out shopping with my daughter and granddaughter and it brought tears to my eyes.  I don’t know why, but it just really struck a chord.

I’ve been running a bit on empty these days, working at two different jobs and only having one day off per week.  But I have found a few moments here and there along the way to fill my tank.  Coming across this quote was one of them, it stopped me right in my tracks  – I don’t ever want to get so busy that I lose sight of what a miraculous gift life truly is…  Every. Single. Breath…

Wishing you moments of beauty, awareness and discovery as you go through this day…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Autumn’s Confetti

 

At the peak of their beauty, the trees threw a party

in celebration of a year teeming with life, growth and beauty

 

All of nature was invited to attend the glorious spectacle of vibrant color

as the trees took center stage

 

But when the wind arrived, gusting in, as the wind tends to do

the party was suddenly over

 

leaving behind

autumn’s colorful confetti

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

That darn wind, blowing all of the beautiful leaves off the trees!  But I have to admit, the leaves look sorta pretty on the ground too – like confetti!  😊

 

There is still lots of beautiful fall color in my area, and I’ve been enjoying autumn’s party.  But we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow.   Okay, who invited snow?  Snow is NOT invited to the party – no admittance until after October!  Sigh… autumn is much too short a season…

 

Let us seize the day… and make it beautiful!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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