To the Tune of ‘Lilies’, a Poem

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There is a song in petals,

the rainsound of notes on thirsty

earth feeding spring’s new flowers.

There is a melody in the making

of a garden where silent, shriveled

seeds wait to burst, pushing

through wet soil with their magic

strength inside.

There is a harmony in the golden

leafwhisper and silent shout

of green dusting the tips of

dogwood and rose, tulip, lilac, moss.

The symphony grows as God

bouquets the Earth with color

and we hear that far off tune,

the resounding music that calls

us beyond this heaven to our home.

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I was reading Psalm 45 this morning; the Scripture that God spoke to me years ago when I began writing, “my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” I noticed the text said it was written to the “tune of ‘Lilies'”, perhaps a song…and I wondered, what do lilies sound like? 

4 thoughts on “To the Tune of ‘Lilies’, a Poem

  1. Laurie Klein, Scribe

    “as God / bouquets the earth with color” my favorite line :), and a sight I’m poised to savor, soon, I hope! Thanks for a touch of spring today, Jody

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    1. Jody Lee Collins

      Oh, Laurie, the colors over here are like every green in the Crayola box–and brilliant! thank God for the gift of Spring.

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