Rev Cheryl Birch

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Missed My Garden!

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Oh, how I missed my garden!
The place of refreshing rest.
Of sitting in God’s arms open
Leaning against His breast.

Lovely warm breeze greets me
Sunshine cheers my soul.
Geraniums dancing sweetly.
Tree branches bowing low.

Stretched out, relaxed, yawning.
Serenade of sparrow and robin.
Crows and jays guffawing.
Butterfly gracefully flower hopping.

Faint sounds of children playing.
Such a joyous din.
So happy, so fulfilling
Can’t help but praise HIM!

Travel is fun, adventurous, rare
But, no matter where I roam,
Nothing compares to my garden chair
Where I meet with God alone!

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Precious Day

My Garden

Precious day
Flowers bright
Pink nosegay
Violet delight

Hazy sky
Streaks of cloud
Bird up high
Chime tinkling loud

Breezy warmth
Sun breaks through
Butterfly charm
Bright yellow hue

Peace abounds
God’s presence near
Comforting sounds
Surround my garden chair

Hummingbird twitter
Buzzing bees
Mockingbird natter
Creaking trees

I praise You my God
Lifting hands to pray
Your goodness abounds
What a glorious day!

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The Fence

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Sun baked boards
Worn wood, ragged
Cracked, dry
Bleached, faded

Knots and holes
Ribs and spines
Like dead bones
Standing against time

Crevices dark
Blackened with grime
Rusty nails protrude
Crooked gate open wide

Vines wrap around
Weeds at the base
A bloom of yellow
Brightens the place

Backyard fence
Reminiscent of life
Tired and beaten
Burdens and strife

What looks wasted
Is not at all
Easily transformed
By Jesus’ call

The Gate is open
Ancient, old
The Way to God
Holy road.

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Spring!

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Fresh air
Breezy trees
Sound of chimes
Buzzing bees

Smell of grass
Flower buds
Errant fly
Lots of bugs

Tiny leaves
Electric green
Birds sing
Robins seen

Warm sun
Kites up high
Laughter echoes
Clear sky

Tulip blooms
Fields of clover
God smiles
Winter’s over!

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Sunshine

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Garden chair
Table
Tea
Cat napping.

Warm sun
Healing
Restoring
Lovely blanket.

Like a scarf
Falls cross my neck
Cozy
Comforting.

Head to toe
Wrapped
Held
Aglow.

Shoulders drenched
Getting hot, cool breeze
Soothing rays
Joy.

Today reminds me
Reminds me of my God
His love
His love is like the sun.

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