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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Noise of the Fan

The fan was running
in the silo
so I knew the farmer
had picked the grain
and had it drying in the silo
on this beautiful farm
near the Des Moines River valley.
I'm certain that the sound
of the fan running,
knowing there are crops in the silo,
must be music to a farmer's ears.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

All is Well

There may be clouds in the sky,
but none are as beautiful
as those found at the end
of a peaceful day
when all is well
and the sun is setting.

Monday, October 21, 2013

World with Octobers

I'm so glad I live in a world
where there are Octobers.
~ L.M. Montgomery ~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Without reflection,
we go blindly on our way,
creating more unintended consequences,
and failing to achieve
anything useful.
~ Margaret J. Wheatley ~

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Living Stained Glass

The monarchs are working 
on their migration
to Mexico and South America.
Every year we get many 
of them traveling
through Iowa
 on their journey.

I think butterflies 
are God's 
living stained glass beings.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Every Leaf is a Flower

is a second spring
where every leaf
is a flower.
~ Albert Camus ~

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


You don't drown
by falling in the water;
you drown by
staying there.
~ Edwin Louis Cole ~

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunset at Hickory Grove Park

The earth has music
for those who listen.
~ George Santayana ~

Can you hear the symphony?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Risk it Took to Blossom

And the day came
when the risk to remain
tight in a bud
was more painful 
than the risk it took
to blossom.
~ Anais Nin ~

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