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Here Is A Poem For You

by Richard Davis

That's what God or whoever
is in control is always
trying to tell me. Here is
an indigo bunting in flight,
flushed from the tall grass,
the hovering presence
of a hummingbird busy
in the garden of pink phlox,
the stealthy slither
of a garden snake through
the long meadow grass.
I give you the shades of red
and gold in the sky when
the sun and the moon rise
and set, the field that
was green yesterday now
filled with a thousand
white daisies strewn like stars
through the Milky Way,
that burst of orange flame,
the oriole, singing his endless
song of joy high in the oak.
I give you the light
of the setting sun in autumn
that falls upon the yellow leaves
of the white birch and turns
them into shining gold, the frosty
cold of a late fall night,
the sky full of light
from the harvest moon.
I give you the first snow
of December, snowflakes falling
softly and silently
on a winter's night,
a snowy owl's ghostly hoot
in bare woods under cold starlight.



I give you beauty to praise.

08/06/2011

Posted on 08/06/2011
Copyright © 2022 Richard Davis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 08/06/11 at 07:26 PM

After all of that, you are given the choice of words to use to tell all those stories. I don't know about you for sure, but for me, sometimes there are more than enough words to paint these poems, and sometimes, there are not.

Posted by Mo Couts on 08/08/11 at 03:11 PM

Your last line "I give you beauty to praise" is a kicker for me. I'm not particularly religious, but as I find my faith in a world that tries to kick it down, this poem really brought it closer to the light for me.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 06/03/16 at 04:19 AM

Beautifully written. Congrats on POTD!

Posted by George Hoerner on 06/03/16 at 10:22 PM

A very nice write and worthy of POTD!

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