Just A Reminder…

Grey dawn oaken sentinels
Fleeting past my eyes,

Driving to humdrum
Incessant work,
Numb to beauty
Life desperately
Wanting to share.

Rustic bark,
Trunks so singular,
Branch hands,
Leafless,
Lifting skyward,
This sullen
Still dark November morn.

Preceding verdant regalia
Sentinels’ garments,
Now forgotten,
Strewn in decaying chesnut
At their feet,

And as with my heart,

Voids now
Enrobing those oaken guards,
All at loose-lined attention
Guarding my journey
To dank fatigue,
And pressure-filled life.

But Nature’s grace,
Sensing my emptiness,
Prompt orders given
Oaken sentinels part,
Granting me vision
Of new naked horizon,

And there,
Rise of the majestic sun.

Marigold ambers,
Rouge silks,
Coronation magentas,

Splashed in perfect patterns,
God-only brushstrokes,
Blended,
So beautifully with turquoise,
Night sky giving way to dawn.

Breathtaking beauty,
Demanding my attention,
Lifting the lackluster,
Voids now filled,

Radiating brilliance of life,
Salience and splendor arrayed,
Reminding me,

Of you.

My dawn now glorified
Peace now
Enrobing me,

Remembering the beauty,
Remembering the meaningful,
Remembering where
My life should focus.

Just a reminder of gentle glory,
The depth of true love,
And the gracious gift of God’s eternity.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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My friends, on this Thanksgiving Day, I want to tell you clearly how much your interest and encouragement mean to me. Of all the things in my life for which I’m thankful, your support and investment of your precious time to read my words are exceptionally important. Know that I am so thankful for you.

All my best,
Bill

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23 thoughts on “Just A Reminder…

  1. Preciosas letras… Yo escribí hoy sobre la belleza de todo lo que nos rodea y tú también hablas sobre lo hermoso que trae la vida a pesar de las negras nubes y el amor lo compensa todo, todo y todo siempre… Feliz día de acción de gracias para tí (Thanksgiving Day) ☺🍁🍂🌰

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  2. I felt part of the landscape opening up to your majestic view. So descriptive and with a touch of melancholy. A very blessed Thanksgiving to you Bill, may peace and joy fill your days.

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  3. Beautifully penned ! You used your words to paint a beautiful scene.. And the message behind this one is great too..

    I hope you’re having a nice Thanksgiving!
    😊😊 !!

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    1. Thank you Jamie, and I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

      🙂 !!

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  4. Beautiful imagery. Such vivid detail.
    I am thankful for you as well. I hope your Thanksgiving was a peaceful one.

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    1. The feeling is mutual Dorothy!!!

      My Thanksgiving was nice, and I hope the same for you!

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  5. Your descriptions of nature in this particular poem are marvelous, Bill. You have great observation for details. Everything is perfectly connected with the thoughts and feelings of the first person narrator. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Catalonia, but I know about this and like it. I hope you had wonderful day.

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    1. I really appreciate your thoughts Marta! Thank you for the compliment! When I wrote that, I was thinking about my drive early in the morning down the George Washington Parkway to the Pentagon. The Parkway skirts the Potomac river and large stands of (now barren) oak trees line that road which slopes from a bluff down toward the river’s edge. The road curves at one point and the trees no longer shroud your view, and that’s when I have a chance to see the sun rising!

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  6. 1) I LOVE autumn so this speaks to me! 2) I love what it says as it speaks to me. 3) I also am so thankful for you. Your words are powerful and beautiful. 4) I guess I like lists 😊

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    1. So…Tara…do you know how many times that you make me smile?! Well, it’s a lot (and sometimes you make me blush…but you know that as well…and I love that!!)

      Thank you my friend.

      YOU TOTALLY RRROOOOCCCKKKK!!!!!

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      1. Hehehe! It’s mutual, believe me.

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  7. Magnificent poem, the vocabulary, the nature imagery , spot on!
    Thank you Bill for sharing such beautiful poems with us your readers.
    You are a great poet and one of my very favorites here!!
    Regards
    Tanya

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    1. So very kind of you Tanya! Thank you, and the feeling is mutual!

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