Category Archives: Poetry

Morning Dreams

I awake

dreams of you still lingering in my mind

After pouring a warm cuppa, I go out to greet the morning

Inhaling deeply, I gaze up

a lovely crescent moon glows brightly against a soft blue morning sky

wispy clouds drift by and I feel my heart lift

Exhaling slowly, I smile

as my love and prayers are caught up and carried away on those clouds

to sail across that vast expanse of blue

over there to you

 

in my morning dreams

 

   © Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿Peace and Love 1

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Day Turns to Night

 

In awe and wonder 

I stand there amazed 

gazing upward

with tears streaming down my face

 there are no words to describe what I’m feeling 

as I witness this spectacle

moon in all its lunar glory

eclipses the blazing sun

and day turns to night

 

for 2:40 incredible minutes 

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

Omygosh you guys, the total solar eclipse was THE most extraordinary thing I’ve ever witnessed!  I traveled 723.6 miles and suffered through 100+ degree temps to see it in totality, and it was “totality” worth it!

The above photo was taken with my phone during totality from a several hundred acre open-land area located within the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois where I traveled to see the eclipse.  I couldn’t capture a shot of the actual eclipse with my phone because all that showed up on it was a bright fuzzy orb – which was NOT what the eclipse looked like at all, so I gave up and just soaked in the brief, but spectacular moment.  It was absolutely breathtaking, such a freaking amazing thing to see, truly!  I could barely take my eyes off of it to snap a few pictures, I was transfixed.  And the atmosphere was so eerie and magical.  It turned dark, like dusk, but not, it’s hard to describe the odd lighting, the photo doesn’t even show it true, and the crickets started chirping.  The temperature dropped significantly, it felt more like 80 than 100, which was such a relief – that heat was almost unbearable, I was literally melting into a sweaty puddle on the ground, but it was sooo worth it.

Just for the sake of providing a bit of contrast – here is a shot of that same field shortly before the eclipse began..

It truly was as if day turned to night.  I can’t stop saying just how amazing it was.  I will never forget it…

 

May beautiful, incredible, unforgettable experiences come your way too…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Butterfly Whispers

Whisper softly to me darling

I want to hear your innermost thoughts  

to know the entirety of you

of all the passions hidden deep within

Come taste my sweet nectar

let it feed your thirsty soul

nurture your weary heart

so you can fly once again

Whisper softly to me darling

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Music Monday – Summer Breeze

 

Sheltered from the blazing sun

I lay daydreaming

under a lush canopy of green

soothed by the caress of the warm summer breeze

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

🎶”Summer breeze makes me feel fine…”🎶

 

 

This song is filled with nostalgia for me, as it reminds me of the summers of my childhood.  Funny how the phrase “summer breeze” brings it to mind all these years later…

 

May you have a warm, soothing, summer breeze blowing your way on this Monday…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Don’t Be Shy

Don’t be shy

Lift up your eyes

Let your beauty shine

 

Like the sun

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

I found this lovely gem springing up between the cracks along the stairway outside my back door.  I didn’t plant it there, so my guess is that some of the black oil sunflower seeds that I feed the birds scattered there and sprouted.  What a delightful surprise!  I adore sunflowers and didn’t have a place to plant any this year, so I appreciate nature planting some for me in a place it saw fit – right out our backdoor, where we go in and out the most and can enjoy it’s beauty.

When I walked past it yesterday, I thought it looked like it was being shy with its head slightly tilted down, and its petals not yet fully opened reminded me of eyelashes.  I added a filter to this photo, which I never do, and edited it to give it a bit of a nostalgic feel, because that’s how I was feeling while looking at it.  I can’t wait until it “lifts up its eyes” and “let’s its beauty shine.” 🌻

 

May your day shine with beauty today, and with joy…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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My Bleeding Heart

 

I dreamt of you last night

the images, bittersweet

Now in waking

all feels empty

knowing that you’re gone

your goodbye echoing in my mind

My heart aches

still longing for you

holding on against all hope

it dangles there

dripping with love

My heart will never fully say goodbye to you

my love, my soul’s mate

Throughout the strands of time

my heart will continue on

carrying you with it

even as it bleeds

it’s beautiful

for having loved you

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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One Day

“One day your heart will take you to your Lover.
One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved.
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.”

                                    ~ Rumi

 

ocean stars sky and you

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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