Reflections of the Heart: January 2007

22 Jan


From the Heart
Louise Gibson
Louise Gibson
My kitchen has always been a busy place 
that occupies my days.
It welcomes family and friends alike
And serves in many ways.
It has a picture window
where I often stand to view
The fascinations of nature
While cooking, perhaps, a stew.
I wonder why the Blue Jay
defies the danger of its play,
As he swoops down on the patio
to the cats’ bowl everyday.
I put bird seed in the feeder
so safe up in the tree.
Why he prefers the cats’ food
is a mystery to me.
And the scrawny little Hibiscus tree
was an epic in the making.
Oft full of buds that never bloomed,
My attention I was forsaking.
As I poured my morning coffee one day,
I glanced, as I always do,
 to see what nature had in store for me-
My senses to renew.
Oh, Lord, I can’t believe my eyes.
Is that really a flower I see?
What glorious color, and, oh so proud 
Is that small Hibiscus tree.
Frost warnings came on the news all day-
“Protect your plants”, the newscasters say.
So I spread the mulch over the roots of young trees
Praying, “Keep them all safe, dear Lord, please”
As I approached the small Hibiscus tree,
reality set in-
It’s leaves were dry and curled up,
much to my chagrin.
The tree was supported by a tall green stick,
tied with a plastic band.
As I reached to straighten the little tree,
it broke off in my hand.
The beautiful flower was its swan song-
It must have known its fate.
It rewarded my window wonder
before it was too late!
by DiVoran Lites

by DiVoran Lites


Source: Reflections of the Heart: January 2007

3 Responses to “Reflections of the Heart: January 2007”

  1. Old Things R New January 22, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Doesn’t this go well with the approaching winter storm? This is winter weather Florida style.


  2. divoran09 January 22, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Louise’s poem is lovely and engaging. The painting goes well. Louise you, and I work well as a team.

    Love, DiVoran

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ludyja January 22, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    Louise, I love your poetry! You paint such a wonderful word picture, that I can just see that Blue Jay – as I have seen them in the past, stealing the pecans I laid out for the squirrels. And I love that you use DiVoran’s paintings. She’s the best – you two compliment each other so very well. Keep it up, my friend!

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