Rev Cheryl Birch

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A Bird’s Day

Twitters and flutters
Soaring and flying
Darting hoppers
Jumping and fighting

Eyeing Bugs
Splashing in waters
Pecking at slugs
Fence top squatters

Busy beauty
Colorful wings
Nesting duty
Joyfully sings

Thanking God
With amazement
Must applaud
Such grand entertainment!

Copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo found on Google labeled for reuse

Blue Sky

Could the sky be more blue?
It’s so clear today
Could the flowers be a more lovely hue?
They are at their peak today

All the greens seem even more so
Verdant boughs with fruit
Plump lemons swing to and fro
Cherries wear a bright red suit

Palm tree’s hands reach up high
As if to praise our King of kings
Thanking Him with each sway and sigh
While a bird to His glory sings

This garden visit lifts my soul
With the palms and birds I praise
Lord Jesus makes me whole
To Him my hands I raise!

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Glorious Day

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Sitting in my garden
Comfy chair, alone
Cup of tea started
Nice to be at home

Sunny, even hot
Then clouds roll in
Makes a chilly spot
Wind chimes spin

Branches bounce
Flowers dance
Bird calls once
Shrubs sway and prance

Gray and blue fight it out
Breeze cold strong but dies
Go inside or sit in doubt?
Can’t tell by the skies

Suddenly sun wins
Glorious Day!
Praise God, Praise Him
I think I’ll stay!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
photo found on Google labeled for reuse

From my Garden Chair

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Aerial dispute
Raucous bird racket
Morning dove coo
Fly by yellow jacket

Peace returns
Grosbeak distant song
Hummingbird churns
Wind blows strong

Tiny bug crawls by
Lizard on the run
Sparrow flies the sky
Sun sure feels warm

No day is boring
In my garden retreat
My Joy is soaring
As I sit at Jesus’ feet

Copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Leafless

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White bark, dead flowers
Bare branches crisscross the sky
Lacy leafless woven tapestry
Red headed bird flies by

Sweet songs catch my ears
What seemed dead is alive
Feathered chorus serenades
Then they quickly hide

Thank You Lord for the treasure
Of Your amazing creation
Lifts my heart with praises
It’s like a mini-vacation!

Copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by Cheryl S Birch

Sunshine Winked

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His sunshine winked at me
I smiled back, delighted
Clear skies bathed me in a blue sea
Soft wind danced around excited

Brilliant magenta flowers laugh
Their leaves gently clap with joy
Butterfly took a daisy nap
Kitty chased a dried leaf “toy”

Bees dart, distant bells bong
My eyes find a lady bug gem
Unseen birds sing a happy song
Chimes try to join with them

In my garden I find such peace
Its surprises are never ending
God’s creation is always a feast
His presence and love abounding!

 

 

copyright 2018 Cheryl S Birch
photo by author

Day is Awakened

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Beauty of that sliver of moon
Soft white against the pre-morning sky
Lovely azure turning clear blue too soon
Echoes of a mourning dove’s cry

Silence that wraps like a soft blanket
Interrupted by a cat’s meow
Sudden breeze, trees make a racket
Day is awakened, night takes a bow.

Sun arises glistening peach gold
Bird chorus erupts in a welcome song
Quiet transformed to noise, loud and bold
Workers pounding; saws whining strong

Still nothing can disturb the peace I feel
Remembering the still awe of sunrise
Such beauty my God reveals
Everyday He creates a new surprise.

 

Copyrighted 2017 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo by Bob King

A Perfect Spring Day

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Azaleas full bloom
Geraniums wind-dance
Bees soar and zoom
Small trees seem to prance

Spring winds so gusty
Send kites to flight
Squeaking gate, old, rusty
Bangs the fence in a fight

Sun warms my face
Waltzing pines put on a show
Two jays in a race
Cross sky-blue chasing a crow

Flowers everywhere
A colorful rainbow
Trees green beyond compare
I’m happy; heart aglow

Everything’s brand new
What looked dead, now alive
Butterfly visits on cue
A day to celebrate, not just survive

God loves us in every way
He gives us lovely gifts
Like a perfect Spring day
As our weary hearts He lifts

Copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Rain or Fair?

Gunmetal Clouds

Rain or fair?
Gunmetal clouds
Thick air
Intermittent sun

No breeze at all
Sudden gust
Hot then cool
Birds fuss

Tall trees dance
Chimes sound
Should I go in
Or, stick in out?

Quiet again
Clouds moving fast
Quite a show
Looking west

Suddenly warm
Storm passed by
No more alarm
Clearing sky

Each day special
God’s hand creates
Beautiful treasures
In my garden retreat

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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