I find Peacefulness in winter wood
And Joy in forests green
Magic in all Creatures lives
Those visible and unseen...
God whispers through the pines to me
His gentleness in bird's song
The beauty of His natural world
I've loved my whole life long..
It's here I see His Sacredness
It's here I see His wonder
In Nature He reveals His strength
In lightning and in thunder..
It's here I feel His Holy Breath
In the mighty blowing gale
His Earth does sustain all Life
Without faltering, without fail...
I find beauty in His painted leaves
The spotted specks and hues
The ambers, reds, browns and blacks
The pinks and purples, blues...
The long-legged, winged, and furred
God's Sacredness is there
His Creatures, His Creation all
For He is everywhere.....
(c) M. Linda Steffey 2006