Rev Cheryl Birch

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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

Warm respite

Bare tree

A warm respite
In the midst of winter cold
The day brightly lit
Sky clear, blue and bold

Sitting on my barren deck
Tiny flowers peeking forth
Gentle breeze across my neck
Grass showing some new growth

A promise of Spring to come
But the days are still short
Sun too soon finds its western home
Shivers end my brief resort

Father God smiling
Such a lovely way
Sent my spirit flying
With a perfect glorious day

copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch

My Morning Bliss

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Whispering morning
Quiet, lovely.
Barely sounding,
Wind blows softly.

Sparrow twitters
Sweet melody.
Dawn glitters
Sunlight splendidly.

Mind calm
Heart at rest.
Reading a Psalm
Receiving God’s best.

Joy overflow
Strength renewed.
The world aglow
His glory revealed.

Praying aloud.
Heavenly kiss.
Presence of God.

My morning bliss!

Copyright Cheryl S Birch 2015

 

Rain

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A smell; a fragrance in the air
A sense, something on its way
A feeling in my bones
A distant sound, barely heard

Pitter pat, pitter pat
A clink, a clang
Tap, tap, tap
Pitter pat, pitter pat

Tires on wet pavement
Rushing winds
Drumming on roof tops
Grass glistening green Read more…

Autumn stepped out of summer

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Pumpkins, squash, dried corn
Yellow leaves, red and orange
Windy blustery days
Walking through a corn maze

Flowers fading, some brown
Fields a golden crown
Trees once lush now bare
Sparrows don’t seem to care Read more…

Fall!

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Hazy light
Sun low in sky
Longer night
Summer flowers dim and die

Harvest of corn
Bales of hay
Fields look falorn
Pine trees sway

But, Orange galore!
Gourds and pumpkins abound
Woody fragrance I adore
Rusty red all around

Magnificent display
Trees painted many colors
Golden leaves at play
Zinnias boasting, crow hollers

Big leafy piles
Bright yellow and gold
Children’s smiles
Jumping in never old

Such beauty I see
Amazing transformation
Feel like it’s all for me
The wonders of God’s creation!

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

City Garden

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Not often is there city quietness
Really wonderful peace
No neighbor’s craziness
No noisy equipment blowing leaves

Traffic just a steady hum
No children’s laughs or screams
No music loud with drums
Or, skateboard kids in jeans

I hear the call of a crow
Another echoes back
Three sparrows sit in a row
Sweet song of birds no lack

City garden full of shade
Flowers in full bloom
Replete with butterfly parade
And bees that dart and zoom

The green always pleases me
The trees are a delight
But quiet adds a joyful glee
To all the lovely sight

Stillness of heart and mind
Gentle breeze tosses my hair
The presence of my God I find
Sitting in my garden chair.

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

Another lovely Garden Day

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Green all around
Sun warms my toes
Distant airplane sound
Pepper plants in a row

Tiny moth flies by
Lits upon oregano
Bird takes to the sky
Bee can’t decide where to go

Palms waving in the breeze
Dragon flies gracefully dance
Neighbor lets go a sneeze
Line of marching ants

Thump! a ripe plum falls
Butterfly finds a yellow flower
Far away a mother calls
Behind a stately cypress tower

Lemon tree loaded with fruit
Bows to the ground
Lots of red tomato loot
No cucumbers to be found

Pool glistens in the light
Sparrow song bursts forth
Two flies pick a fight
Noisy crows head out north

Another lovely garden day
Filled with gifts from above
He pours out a joyful ray
As I talk with my God of love

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

Whiffs of Beauty

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What is that lovely scent,
Blossoms of lemon or orange tree?
No, it’s much more than that;
Enticing, comforting, sweet, free!

The air around me is filled.
It wraps me like a shawl.
Glorious whiffs of beauty
Nothing’s like it at all.

God’s presence in my garden;
The smell of holy incense.
So close I feel I can touch Him
Like I’m resting on His chest.

Oh, what an amazing experience,
To breathe His wondrous perfume.
Joy and Peace overwhelm me;
His Love like drenching dew.

The grass suddenly greener.
The flowers electric hues.
The trees glowing life radiant.
I’m caught in His grandeur.

Too soon the fragrance fades
And the sense of His presence departs.
Now, a normal garden day.
Still, Jesus’ touch lingers in my heart.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved.

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
All right reserved

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