Tending Beauty

Beauty rises in
A thousand words
Shaken together and
Splashed into image.

A basket full of
Berries dripping with summer,
Ideas clinging together
Like pollen,

A sip of nectar
Bursting into words
Strung like dew drops
Into a garland of days,

Fingerprint of the Holy,
Tendril of beauty
Rising from ash
Tended by the Author’s Hand.

*Linking up with The High Calling as we continue to discuss Luci Shaw’s book, Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination and Spirit: A Reflection on Creativity and Faith, this week working through chapters 9 and 10.



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13 responses to “Tending Beauty

  1. I came over from the link at THC…

    There is a lot that I like about this poems, but my favorite snip-it is “tendril of beauty” because your words paint such lovely image. Thank you.



  2. Oh, yes. This will inspire :). Keeping the eyes open to beauty…that’s the key. You do it so well.


  3. rising from ash
    reminds me of a garland of beauty for ashes… lovely and true.
    I’m thinking on these things.


  4. “Rising from ash
    Tended by the Author’s Hand.”
    Made me think of Elizabeth Elliot’s These Strange Ashes and how indeed she was, they were, ‘tended by the Author’s Hand’.
    Beautiful post Cindee!


  5. Such beautiful words, Cindee. I do love reading your poetry. All things touched by His hand will indeed become beautiful. Great twist on words. Makes one think a lot harder on the meaning.


  6. You place your words in the best possible way.


  7. CBM

    Like sweet rain to the soul.


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