Three blackbirds on a naked tree limb overlooking
The confluence of the Tennessee and Hiawasi rivers
On a gorgeous October day. What more could one desire?
Add a soaring, circling hawk, the mowed grass, the beautiful
Greenery, God so bountifully supplies, and a tractor kicking up
A trail of dust in a distant field– all lovely signs of given life.
Hark, the hawk shares its plaintive cry and a dog barks from afar.
The smaller birds trill and whistle, sight unseen, then a whippoorwill
Outdoes them all, and I marvel at God’s created world– His great supply.
Nine buzzards are aloft in search of prey and nature’s grand parade
Continues to entertain and delight my senses. How good to be here,
In retreat from the hustle and bustle outside our cloistered neighborhood.
On your back porch with Princess and Annabel bringing companionship
To this perfect scene, I am at peace– stilled in my heart before my God–
Enjoying His benefits and experiencing His gracious love.
Cherel S. Justice
Thank You, Scott and Judi, for this time.