Poetry Break by Barbara Drewry

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

~Plutarch~


Morning Mist

Seeds planted in dark earth, bright faith keeping watch

against the terrors that would intercept

their passage to the sun. Watered with morning mist, tears

from Heaven’s angels shedding life across the sky.

“Be not busy now,” soft

wind seems to whisper, “with wondering of endings,

the losing or the winning. Spring is now,

sunshine warms. Believe, and keep believing.”

 

                Grateful, growing now, my trusting and my needing.

                Humbled, joyous, is my watching and

                my weeding. Would that I might one day know as total

                surrender as the tiny seeds now

                sprouted into birth, which yield in joyful expectation of

                the Master Planter’s miracle of growth.

 

Touch now the rich earth joined in silent union

with roots that anchor deep

and deeper still. Know that tiny blossoms of the sprout,

or mighty trunk of ancient Oak, are

each as powerless to hold themselves upright

in growth and stature. What holds them fast and

true is that which passers-by can never hope to see.

What holds them is the same as that now holding you and me.

Roots, sure and strong. Faith, nurtured and nurturing.

God’s truth, invisible, unshakeable.

Seeds…planted in dark earth.


Barbara Drewry

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Bio:

My name is Barbara Drewry. I’m a mom, a grandma, a writer, a quilter, a gatherer of little pieces of life that many have, indeed, deemed worthless. They were wrong, of course! Every little piece can be put together with myriad others to make something beautiful.

Published posts on Two Drops of Ink:

1) Poetry Break: ‘Story of a Life’


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S.W. Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. ******** Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design of their books. ******** Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. ******** ~ "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul—to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real-life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~ ~Scott Biddulph~

11 comments

    • Michelle – Thank you so much for your thoughtful, kind response. Yes, God’s timing is not always (or often?) the same as what we wish for, but we really can believe, as you say, that His timing is perfect! Bless you for taking the time to connect. I am grateful! 🙂

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  1. Terry – What a wonderful surprise it was to run into my poem on your FB post this evening! Your words of affirmation and encouragement are SUCH a blessing to me! I sent Morning Mist to Two Drops on my birthday (7/27), and today it’s like my poem is coming back to me as a special gift. As I prepare to begin a new chapter of my life, I am, once again, standing on the threshold of the beyond. THANK YOU for standing with me! :-):-) God bless you so much, Terry! 🙂

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  2. “Know that tiny blossoms of the sprout,
    or mighty trunk of ancient Oak, are
    each as powerless to hold themselves upright
    in growth and stature. What holds them fast and true is that which passers-by can never hope to see.
    What holds them is the same as that now holding you and me.
    Roots, sure and strong. Faith, nurtured and nurturing.
    God’s truth, invisible, unshakeable.
    Seeds…planted in dark earth.”

    Barbara – your words are beautiful, poetic and true! What a masterful job you’ve done in conveying faith and both God’s Creation and His Children’s dependence on Him!
    How encouraging to me to be reminded that it is HE who nurtures and grows and sustains our faith!
    You need to edit your bio to reflect “Poet” my friend – because indeed you are!

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