Foretaste

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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.  ~Aaron Rose

Light-HollyThe daylight has shifted, quietly
and now it gently wanes.
Days are still warm and locusts still drone
but the world is tilting
and we adjust our steps
despite ourselves.

I watch as the sunlight
crackles through the emerald leaves
and the swaying shaking boughs
are clapping
right out
and I know it
down deep

That this dripping delicious daylight
is but a
foretaste
and to hold such knowledge
is enough to make me burst
with thanksgiving.

For what are we
that You are mindful?
And how does it come to be
that those of us that walk
in the shadow of angels
still wear crowns
of glory?

I watch shadows lengthen
across fields of alfalfa grass
and their waving tips
catch golden rays
that burn amber
as they succumb to
nights stretched long.

And I want to gather the light
in ampoules
and line them up
like crystals
all along the window sill
so that
when the darkness comes
they will stand like fairy lights
to guide you home

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Holly Grantham
Holly is a wife, very relaxed homeschooling mom of three boys, snapper of photos, coming of age writer and a soul drowning in grace. After years in Atlanta where she attended college, married the love of her life and lived in an intentional community, she found her way back to her home state of Missouri. She now lives in an antebellum stone house, raises chickens (sometimes) and pretends that she lives in the country.
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  • Bev Murrill

    Wow!

    • Holly

      Thank you, Bev.

  • laurel

    Love it

    • Holly

      Laurel,
      Thank you for reading and sharing this space with me.

  • For what are we
    that You are mindful?
    And how does it come to be
    that those of us that walk
    in the shadow of angels
    still wear crowns
    of glory?

    oh my. rarely have i gasped aloud for the beauty contained in such words as these.

    thank you, Holly. you guide us into worshipful wonder.

    • Holly

      Kelli,
      The Word is an amazing treasure trove of gorgeous language and I can’t help but be inspired.
      Walking into wonder with you, friend.

  • Sarah Richardson

    Holly, you never cease to amaze me. What you do with words is wonderful and inspiring.

    • Holly

      Thank you, Sars. The feeling is mutual, friend. Truly.

  • Holly, you are a gift!

    • Holly

      And so are you, dear Eyvonne! Thank you for your kind words.

  • Anne-Marie

    lovely! Pondering – gathering light. Your post has filled up an ampoule for me today. Thank you. 🙂

    • Holly

      Oh Anne-Marie, take that ampoule and put it in your window, friend. And then we can all begin to guide each other home.

  • cjdeboer

    WOOOOOOOOOOAH!!!! So GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE that last verse (or is it a stanza?!!!!)

    • Holly

      Thank you, Claire, so much.

  • oddznns

    Holly
    Your lovely lines greeted my morning.
    I especially liked these –
    “That this dripping delicious daylight
    is but a
    foretaste
    and to hold such knowledge…”
    Thank you. Praise him!

    • Holly

      Grateful that my words could bring joy to your morning.
      Thank you.

  • Erin Wilson

    Yowza. This is so beautiful. So beautiful. And perfect for me to read today, my first day in a new home.

    I love poetry–I love to see it here at SheLoves.
    And Sars… that photo is stunning.

    Sharing beauty together… not sure if it gets much better than this.

    • Holly

      Erin,
      Congratulations on your first day in your new home! How exciting.
      I agree with you about the stunning photo by Sars–to have my words linked with her images… it is a gift, I tell you! She makes me look better. 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    Holly, you dipped that pen of yours into the wells of liquid silver and swirled a word painting on the canvas like never before and as always. A masterpiece. Thanks for giving us art that takes us into the beautiful realms of His glorious creation.

  • fiona lynne

    Simply stunning. You have an amazing gift with words.