NEW LIFE


Winter’s white blanket is melting away;
Warm breezes gently are blowing.
Sun sends her rays to awaken the flowers.
New life through everything’s flowing.
Robins return with their beautiful song.
Trees will be dressing in velvety green.
Blossoms abound with a heady perfume.
Everywhere new life is seen.
Just as the earth is now filled with new life,
Christ can bring cold hearts the newness of spring.
For a life that awakes from the ice frost of winter
Will blossom, bear fruit, be a beautiful thing!

Karin Ristau


A re-post from when I first started blogging! It fits well for this time of year!

26 comments:

Jeff Prillaman said...

I enjoyed the poem.. and the photo.. Welcome to the blogging world.

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Ginny said...

A wonderful and timely poem!! Your talent continues to delight me!!!

Mildred said...

AMEN! A perfect poem for these refreshing Spring days.

Valerie said...

I think that is why SPRING is my most favorite time of year! New Life - new hope - new growth - warm breezes, sunshine, GOd surely has blessed us in even the simplest of things!

Hope you have a great week Karin!

Mari said...

You are such a talented poet! I love that poem - and it's perfect for the season. :)

Marsha Young said...

It does, indeed, fit well. Blessings to you - Marsha

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Karin, Love the photo and the poem... Yes---spring is here... Praise be to God...

Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shug said...

So glad you reposted this for all of us that are new to your blog...Beautiful words, well spoken, for a splendid season....

Have a Super Great Day!
Shug

Linda said...

Karin I love your poem...and the picture. Spring is such a beautiful time...and the new life all around us does remind us of the Lord's Resurection and the new life we have in Him!

You are special!

Love, Linda

ellen b. said...

A wonderful poem Karin!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful picture and verse.Yes,new life will come,in our gardens and in our hearts.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

oh wow... Karin, you are a great poet. I want to read more of your poems :-))

Doris

George said...

What a beautiful poem (and picture). Thanks for re-posting it.

Ann said...

All the snow gone now?

Tomorrow when I teach my adult ESOL students, I decided to teach the Easter Story from the Bible, not the chocolate eggs, and bunnies.

Sandy said...

A beautiful expression of what's going on around us right now. Thanks!

Nezzy said...

What glorious talent shines through your beautiful pose. I love the picture that supports it too! :o)

So very true. God can make old hearts new again.

God bless and have an amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)

Velvet Over Steel said...

This post does fit this time of year and is very pretty too!!

Finally our snow has melted and none forcasted! It's been such a long winter that my poor flowers are very confused! lol Hopefully they will try to come up yet again. I saw bits of green this past weekend. Which was beautiful by the way! :-)

Happy, happy Spring, Karin!!
Hugs,
Coreen xoxo

Señorita said...

What an inspiring poem! I especially like the trees dressing in velvety green.

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Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

Lovely!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Simply stunning Karin!!! I really enjoyed this post. And your Autism awareness post below is inspirational.

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Karabeth Bapt. Homeschool said...

We survived the winter! I think we might say the exact same thing when we get to Heaven, don't you think? :)

BTW, beautiful poem and photo.

Marg said...

That poem describes my Nature walk that I did with my three year old. Finding those first daffodils, dandelions, narcissus, you name it and best of all the little baby lambs.
That's a very encouraging poem...as you said, Christ can bring cold hearts the newness of spring.

Polly said...

Karin,

I didn't know you were a poet. Lovely and a good reminder for us all as Easter is quickly approaching. Love the video.

Polly
www.lazysillygirl.com

Glenda said...

A perfect poem for this season! I like the spiritual application, too - I'm glad I've experienced new life and know about the hope you wrote about!

Have a wonderful Palm Sunday!

Shanda said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful thoughts!