Winter's Leaf Turning, Dec. 21, 2016

Winter's Leaf Turning, Dec. 21, 2016

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin

                                 Winter’s leaf turning, Dec. 21, 2016

 

 

 

     How many times have new seasons or experiences come and gone with no notice? Winter solstice; 2:41 a.m. here in the Pacific Northwest. Vulnerable moment’s leaf will turn becoming first winter’s step. Within night’s slumber while our souls dream who will play trumpet’s fanfare?  I suppose for some, celebrating will be the signal, for we do not simply rejoice far often enough.


One more winter, one more year passing; if we ignore the minutes will they flee more quickly, more slowly? Look forward; when did we stop? Children know how to anticipate the future in wild abandon, giddiness of spirit; a trembling joy just to be alive.

Maybe as adults we recognize true life essence as a treasure; liquid gold which we helplessly observe flowing through our outstretched hands. Such a gift! The gaining of wisdom, housed within life span’s seconds, bestowed within our days


Younger selves, amazing really, that we have come to this point at all within circuit of pain, troubles, circumstances. We are all en-route. To survive, thrive, grow- this, our inner fire, lives bright in our souls.


So ring the bells of Christmas. Look to heaven’s expanse and notice how the stars vibrate in trembling expectancy.  Are they for us?  How complicated does it have to be as we intensely ponder? Must we question every detail? Why not love just because, give for its sake, breathe in and out in thankfulness and allow silent moments of peace. Lastly cut loose those things out of our control into the mysteries of the unknown?

Why not?

 For the unknown is God’s after all

                                       Kathy Van Kurin, December, 2016


© 2016 Kathy Van Kurin



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This is beautiful, reverent and utterly inspiring, Kathy. If only more people held on to thoughts like yours, advising us all to look and see, to see and feel, to feel and then.. to love what's lost inside us but, so easily found. Childhood holds the magic of learning something new every single second of wakefulness. As adults we lose that cos life sweeps us along.. we have 'no time to stand and stare... '

Up there in the Heavens, there are sights and paths to guide us.. first though, we need put ourselves in alignment pon Earth, in other words, find peace. That we can fly with a once lost now newly found urge to live wrapped in the MYSTERY of LIFE and every glorious moment of it.

Sorry, gone on far too long.. Thank you for one of the least cynical pieces of writing i've ever read in here.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

emmajoy,
Where does time fly to? When this one was forming it was out of desperation for what.. read more
emmajoy

9 Months Ago

Hugs of the Season, Kathy. Our Future is such an unknown. Maybe we can all twist and turn it a more .. read more



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a beautiful write, profound, insightful and a lesson for all.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Andrew Mitchell,
Don't we all long for beauty; to hear, feel see? Profound is a big word with.. read more
wow Kathy, you are exceptional...where have you been all along? Your poetry speaks wisdom, your poetry speaks joy, speaks love and speaks about God.
I take your advise to cut loose of the things out of my control this year and the years to come.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Cassie,
Sometimes I thnk we recieve little glimpses that we are not in control. Just look ar.. read more
(Why not love just because, give for its sake, breathe in and out in thankfulness and allow silent moments of peace. ) Indeed! Absolutely beautifully true. ~Sharon

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Miss Sharon,
I think we can learn every day that God is the one who is in control- hard lesso.. read more
Miss Sharon

9 Months Ago

I can sense that we are on the same wave length Kathy! Your new friend, Sharon
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What a blessed testament to the joy of stillness and not becoming lost in the mechanics of life. Peace truly found in the heart of a child. I love your words...really they are words to meditate on. My words seem inadequate...lol but this is wonderful Kathy. Starz xx

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Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Starzy,
Your words are a temstaments to inner reality and of who you are and what is felt. Yo.. read more
Oh Cathy what beautiful write. How utterly inspiring. We often complicate our vision by moving too far away, trying to take two steps at a time in place of one. Worry, fear, disappointment all take place in our heart because all we think is we are alone and have to go through everything without any support.

I wonder how many people in today's world look to the sky and thank those stars who always look over us through our everyday life. We have forgotten that we are children of the almighty God who is the creator of this universe. I really liked your ending part of the poem, so very touching and refreshing to my eyes and heart.

Wishing you a very happy new year from this side of the world my frnd.

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Dhiman,
In quiet and a pondering heart is my mode this New Years Eve. You have such a gift of.. read more
This is beautiful, reverent and utterly inspiring, Kathy. If only more people held on to thoughts like yours, advising us all to look and see, to see and feel, to feel and then.. to love what's lost inside us but, so easily found. Childhood holds the magic of learning something new every single second of wakefulness. As adults we lose that cos life sweeps us along.. we have 'no time to stand and stare... '

Up there in the Heavens, there are sights and paths to guide us.. first though, we need put ourselves in alignment pon Earth, in other words, find peace. That we can fly with a once lost now newly found urge to live wrapped in the MYSTERY of LIFE and every glorious moment of it.

Sorry, gone on far too long.. Thank you for one of the least cynical pieces of writing i've ever read in here.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

emmajoy,
Where does time fly to? When this one was forming it was out of desperation for what.. read more
emmajoy

9 Months Ago

Hugs of the Season, Kathy. Our Future is such an unknown. Maybe we can all twist and turn it a more .. read more
This is what 'creatives ' do. We think through the seasons and Paul Klee, the artist thought the true creative was a child. So did Picasso.
I can empathise with this. We want to celebrate lives but we find it so difficult. A remarkable, thoughtful write.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Ken Simm,
Children are so alive! We all love to be around them and I think that they have les.. read more
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Gee
This is so well written. We must embrace every minute on this earth, good, bad, indifferent, as time becomes more fleeting as we age, and the memories stored ram home just what we will miss when gone

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Gee,
"memories stored" I like what you just wrote in this review and thanks so very much. Our.. read more
Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank . I hope the new year is good to you and yours Kathy. Hopefully there will be a little less of.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Gee,
Not hiding from yourself is a very positive thing. Good for you. I wish you success and .. read more
What a beautiful transcendent pulse beats in the rhythm of your sacred sighs. It made me wonder of all the sweet cycles of our lives, each breath, each sunrise, each week, each lunar month, each season, each year around the sun. How much we might miss if we don't pay attention to the Mystery.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

C Froman,
It is good to remember the cyclic nature of life and you are speaking turth in the .. read more
An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

Yes, the new year cycle is coming soon, and it always fills me with such hope that it will rise brig.. read more
It's remarkable to me how fast time flies by. As a kid it seemed like Christmas would never get here. Oh how I would wish for time to pass so that I might see Santa again. Today it seems I no sooner blink my eyes and the seasons are upon me again. I am learning to appreciate my surroundings more, understanding my time on this planet is limited.
Thank you for reminding all of us how precious time is.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

M.E. Lyle,
What a wonderful memory your have shared! I love to hear other's stories. Santa, h.. read more

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