Monday, August 18, 2008

Relief


Days of sun baked earth
and searing heat.
Gave way to leaden
skies pouring forth
Liquid refreshment.
Refreshing weary
souls full of
sleepless nights
and blazing days.
Now glad hearts
pour forth praise
to the One
who grants sleep
to His children
and sends forth
rain in it's season.
Cooling ocean breezes
pour forth from
same pale gray expanse.
Renewing all who
feel it's blowing breath.
Like the wind of His spirit
renewing our spirits.
And we breathe deeply
and sigh heavily
and thank Him for this
relief.

Poem written by Sharon Goemaere

Blessings all~Sharon(who is glad for rain and wind)

20 comments:

Barbara said...

Sharon, just come over here and you can have rain and wind every day at the moment. We are having the wettest August since 1912.

Adrienne said...

Yes, it was blessed relief, wasn't it? The HOT days were almost too much for many of us. I'm a cool weather person. Maybe that's why I love living in Oregon so much! Ah - rain, blessed rain.
~Adrienne~

Nancze said...

Hi Sharon, enjoyed catching up with your posts. Lovely and inspiring. Hope you are doing well. We are on our second day of a slow and soaking rain here with very cool temps or Aug. I am so enjoying it since our a/c is still out. lol. I think of you so often and keep you in my prayers. Blessings my friend.

Sharon said...

So glad to see you Barbara!If I could I would gladly hop across the pond to see you and your rain soaked land...Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Adrienne!
Amen to each word that you spoke!I am enjoying this respite immensely...Love~Sharon

Sharon said...

Nan...think of you often as well.Especially lately as I lay upon my hot bed with my sleep mask on and the O2 concentrator(set at 3)heating up our woefully small apartment's hallway.Big grin...I am so enjoying this gift of rain and cool and gray skies.Love~Sharon

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Oooooh our cooler weather has brought me back to life! August is my least favorite month due to the heat and dry, dry air. Thankfully the Lord threw in a birthday and an anniversary for our family to celebrate, giving us a dose of joy as we crisp up. These evenings of coolness replenish me. I so look forward to fall and the hope of some rains. Bulb-planting time will soon be upon us, but for today I plan to stroll the gardens and smile at the rose of sharon that popped open in the midst of all this heat. What a joy! : )

Sharon said...

Debbie...
Having grown up in Sacramento for the first 30 years of my life I well identify with the longing for cooler weather.I know not how I lived in such stifling weather for so long...Smile...Blessings~Sharon

L.L. Barkat said...

Sigh. The loveliness of wind and rain. Refreshment.

Sharon said...

Amen L.L.!I agree...Blessings~Sharon

Denise said...

We have been in a rain pattern for over a week now..... it is wonderful and cool but I need just a bit more summer before it fades into fall.........

Have a blessed weekend.......

Mimi said...

we are getting plenty of rain...and wind...as a tropical storm is winding it's way through our state a county at a time...LOL

Sharon said...

I do understand Denise...After a long winter here we need some sun ourselves...Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

One county at a time...well now...how orderly of it to do that! LOL It's making sure all of you get some water!!Blessings~Sharon

Paula said...

I love this post! The picture and poem are perfect. Rain is my mood today...renewing and cleansing...

Sharon said...

Hello Paula,
Thank you for your kind words.I wrote this poem in response to my joy at getting cooler weather and sleeping better because of it!God is so good!!Blessings~Sharon

Mary said...

Sharon,

Love the poem. This summer has been one of the best for me in a long time. We did have some very hot days, but very little humidity and lots of rain. I didn't mind it one bit. I'd much rather have rain than those scorching temps and humidity.

Be sure to drop over to my Writing Nook and enter my Harvest Getaway.

Blessings,
Mary

~Just A Girl~ said...

Enjoyed your poem very much! Thanks for sharing....

Sharon said...

Mary...Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such nice comments.:-)I have entered myself in your wonderful giveaway.Thank you for having it.:-)Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Just a girl...Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment.I love to write but especially poetry.Need to try short stories or something like that real soon.:-)Blessings~Sharon
Oh...how did you find me?