Iris…..singing

spring
A week of weary wobblings has brought me here
where iris rise like whitecaps on big water
and I watch entranced
as sparks leap
from the fresh calm of iris song.
spring
 Leaning in close to hear…… closer still,
a faraway sound drifts near
from a childhood garden
in the time of jellybeans and pretty dresses
and chocolate bunny sweetness
where the iris
first sang me their songs.
spring
Play your music once more
for these ears grown tired,
like an ancient jewelry box,
its haunting fingers playing over my heartstrings
some long forgotten song
….my very own still small long ago voice
singing along
 “i-yis”….”i-yis”….”i-yis”
spring
“I…yes” to you,  free and freeing One,
to the Love who came near
to fight for and win my “yes”
 to being known and understood
chosen and cheered for
protected and pulled for
cherished and encouraged
wanted and doted on.
spring
“Yes” to being welcomed and included
planned for and desired
 smiled at and defended
pursued and provided for
rescued and released.
Because of such a Love such as this,
I yes!
spring
(thanks for reminding me,  lovelies:)

Comments

  1. rachel awes says

    what lovely messengers!
    with jelly bean love
    & deep easter wishes.
    xox

  2. Jennifer, your words are so rich and your irises are gorgeous. It will be a while before my bearded Irises and Siberian Irises blooms. In the mean time I;ll enjoy yours. Happy Easter, JB

  3. you have a gentle bright way with phrases and words here in your lovely space ..happy bright
    "I yes" day to you my friend~

  4. Awesomely beautiful flowers. Happy Easter!

  5. Just Be Real says

    The rich colors in God's creation cannot be beat. How awesome. Jen your words hit the spot. Blessings and Happy Easter to you dear one.

  6. Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears says

    Your irises, and your photos of them, are so lovely.
    Happy Easter!

  7. Beautiful message woven among your Iris photos that are so yummy.

  8. PaperPumpkin says

    Beautiful iris (a favorite of mine always) and such heartfelt words. Love this, Jennifer.
    Peace to you,
    kath

  9. Your beautiful words and pictures brought much needed sunshine to my grey sky and rainy Chicago day.
    xoxo

  10. a host of angels
    singing "I yes"
    praise …

  11. so soft and gentle are your praises…..

  12. Cheri Wollenberg says

    If the rocks don't cry out….the irises have. Thank you for the "I yes" song. And to think that we are beautiful as well to the freeing One. Thanks Jennifer.

  13. Hi Jen! Isn't it great that our wonderful creator sings that "I yes song" to you every moment of the day because that is exactly what he thinks of beautiful Y♥U!!! You are a lovely flower in blog land. So glad for your beautiful heart.

    ♥Lee Ann

  14. Hi Jen! Isn't it great that our wonderful creator sings that "I yes song" to you every moment of the day because that is exactly what he thinks of beautiful Y♥U!!! You are a lovely flower in blog land. So glad for your beautiful heart.

    ♥Lee Ann

  15. Jennifer, irises are one of my favorite flowers — and the name of one of my favorite aunts who remains in my heart. I doubt I'll see these for another month or so, but oh — just catching a glimpse here helps me realize they will come. I hope your Easter was a happy one.

  16. what beautiful words and pictures. sometimes when i'm in a beautiful garden or out in the country side it is as if the bliss of it all sings to my heart ears.

  17. The iris is one of my favourite perennials. Your uplifting poetry beckoned from the start, "A week of weary wobblings has brought me here
    where iris rise like whitecaps on big water."

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