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:)

17 Comments

  1. rachel awes on April 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

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

  2. Julia on April 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    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. ELK on April 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

    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. Corinna on April 24, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Awesomely beautiful flowers. Happy Easter!

  5. Just Be Real on April 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

    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 on April 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

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

  7. Bren on April 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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

  8. PaperPumpkin on April 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

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

  9. Eydie on April 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

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

  10. S. Etole on April 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    a host of angels
    singing "I yes"
    praise …

  11. beth on April 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    so soft and gentle are your praises…..

  12. Cheri Wollenberg on April 28, 2011 at 1:32 am

    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. LeeAnn on April 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    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. LeeAnn on April 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    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. Jeanie on April 29, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    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. Clare on May 2, 2011 at 10:08 am

    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. Paul C on May 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    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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