Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Poetry PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Consider the lilies
by Anne Linington
04/05/08
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





I cherish the reassuring presence of my six-petaled friend,
Star-like head on an impossibly thin stem
Your fluted trump turned towards the sun.

Paler than your more vibrant cousins
Against the darkness of your surroundings,
You have been a constant support
During a week of difficult days.

Despite your evident fragility,
Your searching after light
Inspires in me my own quest
For all that is true and beautiful.

Drawing deep from the water beneath you
You have summoned strength to stand
As a bright witness to your Creator.

Too soon your destined time will be o'er,
So I celebrate the short time in your company
Knowing that before long you will fade, wither
And die.

Returning to the ground which gave you life
To store the energy you will need
To burst into life
Again
Next Spring.



Copyright Anne Linington April 2008


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Anne Linington or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1296 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
veronica cressey  06 Apr 2008
Hi Anne Thank you for your article on lillies. Of course, if we wre to go back to the Northern Hemisphere at this time of the year, we would be welcoming in Spring. However, as we chose to live in Australia, we are now in our Autumn. The house in which we have lived in for over 14 years, has an abundance of roses, both front and back. The front of the house has roses from the previous occupaants, which are absolutely beautiful@ Beside the roses, are bulbs of Easter lillies, which spring up every April! In past years, I have watched them bloom then die. This year, however, I thought I should cut them and bring them indoors, which I did We celebrated Easter in March this year, 2008 so my question is this; How did the Lillies know how to bloom a few weeks earlier? Love Veronica
Judith Hope 05 Apr 2008
This reaches: it is strong and evocative. Steady flowing and competent. Lovely concept, too. A tiny contribution would be to suggest that the last line be spaced out ... to emphasise the ending. Finishing with the last couple of words "..... Spring" on a line alone. Maybe??? Just a thought. It stands alone so well. Yet part of me wants MORE!!! Would there be another verse or two .... in time???????? I am appreciating your work in various genres of late, and, I think, really, I am hoping that there will be MORE in this genre. Blessings on all your work!!! Love, Jude
Brenda LaVelle 05 Apr 2008
Dear Anne, I especially liked the 2nd and 3rd lines. I, too, like Judith would like to see "more." With love in Christ, Brenda LaVelle




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com