© Jo Ann Snover

Morning Thoughts

Photo © Jo Ann Snover


A songbird awakens
the morning just outside,
where the fusion of light
through green branches
creates curious arching patterns.
Musical syncopation
from breeze and bird merge,
taunting my ear with
the offbeat order
of God’s creation. I am amazed
that in a world of war
my heart is soothed
by a blending of wistful shadows
and heavenly light,
bringing to mind His victory
over death and resurrecting
the ancient words: “He is not here;
He has risen, just as He said.”
This morning the stone
rolls away, lifting my burden,
leaving hope behind.

Betty Jamerson Reed lives in Brevard, N.C.

Posted in: Poetry, September 2017

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