Monday, December 20, 2010

giving thanks


for
light
 that shimmers 
across fragile glass
illuminates 
snowflakes made of straw 
brightens 
childhood handiwork
warms
dark corners
shines
the
hope 
of 
glory



("Picador", Intaglio Engraving, by Sue Rovelstad)

24 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i love your x-mas tree. it sparkles!
ps - zaza agrees.

S. Etole said...

what a peaceful Christmas scene ... blessings to you as you wait

Joyce said...

a beautiful corner of lights! xo

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Leslie -- the reflection makes it seem ethereal.

-- K

LauraX said...

beautiful, beautiful...your loving presence shines through each word!!!

deb said...

how truly beautiful , Leslie!

here's to spreading light always.

Melanie said...

lovely scene...both tree and poetry

Yolanda said...

The tree and the poem so beautiful. Hope you have a lovely holiday.

rebecca said...

you are a light filled song!
i love your beauty in my life.
xoxoxooxo,
rebecca

becky at abbeystyle said...

You shimmer and shine like your tree, reflecting the light of Christ.

B. Meandering said...

I particularly like "illuminates snowflakes made of straw." This reveals what light can do to any object whether it's material light and objects or His light and our souls.
Beautiful tribute to a staple of decorations that sometimes is ignored.
Your tree is beautiful. But I gotta tell you--the picture in the background is awesome! :)

Tracy said...

Your tree is shimmeringly perfect, Leslie! Just catching up with you... We have a good many gatherings & get-togethers in the next days, so visiting friends early this week in blogland. I hope to post again before the holiday break :o) Hoping you & yours have the happiest holiday season & wishing you all the best in 2011! ((HUGS))

emily wierenga said...

"shines the hope of glory."

your life does this.

i love you leslie.

ELK said...

light shining across fragile glass .. oh how that resonates with me!

a very lovely post of hope and beauty
have a very special holiday Leslie .. all is calm all is bright

rebecca said...

holding you close...

Rick said...

Your tree sparkles as do your words ! Love those childhood ornaments - precious.

Have a blessed Christmas Leslie !

Francesca said...

Your poem, printed like that, looks like a Christmas tree to me. Happy Holidays!

Elisabelle said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jodi said...

Merry Christmas, dear Leslie. I hope you and your family have a really wonderful time together. xox

S. Etole said...

Yes, it was one of the first carvings he did.

I hope your Christmas is filled with peace and comfort. I hope and pray for so much for you.

Claudia said...

for
light
that shimmers
across fragile glass

..makes me think of jesus shining on us..

merry christmas leslie!

Deidra said...

Yes. So grateful for the Light.

Grace and peace to you this Christmas!

Summer said...

Hi Leslie,
Merry Christmas to you and your precious family and thank you so much for your sweet comments! I am so glad we have become bloggy friends!

I spoke with Emily last week right before she was headed to the hospital for spinal fluid drainage and then after that she was too sick to email so I emailed with her mother and they were doing another spinal fluid drainage the day before yesterday! I usually here from one of them via email and I haven't in a few days! I tried her blog and it has disappeared so I thought it may have been a HTML problem since she changed her blog title to Living for His Purpose but you can't get into that blog either! So I am a bit ok ALOT worried about her and hope she is ok....I tried emailing them and their email is temporarily not working as well so I am not sure what is going on

I do know that they had been having problems with nasty comments and Emily had said if she got anymore of them she would delete her blog or make it private and I think that maybe what she has done! I do know they had to make Noah's (her bro's blog) private and I checked it but no updates and her mom's blog is gone also soooo I am praying all is ok

When I hear from them I will let you know!

Summer

Noelle Renee said...

Beautiful, Leslie, Praise be for the light that "warms dark corners" and "shines the hope of glory."
xox,
noelle