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Leaves in God’s Palm




At first

Yellow-belly core

Hugging slender stems

Unwilling to let loose

Prying, tearing, lifting

Filtered through His Hands


Sailing, lunging, laughing,

Each unique acrobatic performance

Highlights the changing

Crimson-tipped free form


Cupped within the fingers

Of the Master

We start to trust

trusting the Master

How much do you like or write poetry? If so, do you like a specific kind? Rhymed? Unrhymed? A certain meter? Only certain topics? 

Leaves in God’s Palm Â© Amy L. Bovaird All Rights Reserved. October 8, 2017.  Don’t forget to leave a comment! Thanks! 

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6 thoughts on “Spiritual Sunday: Leaves in God’s Palm

  • October 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I like to read poetry. To interpret poetry. But I struggle to write poetry. I think it’s too abstract for me. I like to know the rules and poetry feels lawless to me.

  • October 8, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Nice, Amy. I love poetry. It can express the inexpressible in a few words/ lines.

  • October 9, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Hi Carrie,
    Yes, reading and interpreting it is fun. Mine is very basic but we have some poets in our writer’s critique group that is really excellent. 🙂
    Haha! I like that – lawless! It sounds like these poems are outlaws! I love them if they aren’t too difficult. 🙂 Thanks so much for reading it and taking time to comment! Oh yes, do your high school students write poetry? I kind of remember them journaling.

  • October 9, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Dear Lily,
    Yes, that’s what I love about it too!!

  • October 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    I have written poetry and verse at various times throughout my life, beginning as child. I sometimes write silly verses for specific occasions, but I normally write blank verse, unrhymed, to express emotions. Your poem is beautiful.

  • October 9, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Dear Barbara,
    Thank you so much! It is so nice to meet another poetry lover. I did the same thing, little rhyming verses when i was young for specific occasions (actually, I still do that). 😉 I love reading blank verse (I guess that means free verse).
    Thank you for reading my Leaves in God’s Palm and taking time to comment.
    Be well … and visit again.

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