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
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Breathe (08/19/10)

TITLE: Stopping By The Woods On A Summer Evening
By Linda Payne
08/25/10


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

These woods I know, their dark green gloom
Invite me to enter their peaceful room
I inhale deeply, then slowly release
The ambrosial scent of evening bloom.

The ground beneath my strolling feet
Exhales a breath thatís earthy sweet
A blend of musky, exotic perfume
And traces of summertimeís sultry heat.

Within the depths my eyes apprise
The twinkling of the fireflies
With each breath their searchlights beam
To be answered by hundreds of flashing replies.

A doe appears and sniffs the air
Teaching her fawn to be aware
Ever vigilant, always attuned
To every scent thatís hovering there.

The breath of an owlís wing kisses my cheek
A bat performs his aerial technique
Haunting night music fills the air
With chirping, a buzz, humming, a squeak.

The wind breathes gently through the trees
Whispering softly to the leaves
Like a motherís soft lullaby
Carried on the evening breeze.

The earth expels a grateful sigh
Beneath the ever-deepening sky
Released from the unforgiving sun
And furnace heat of mid-July.

I relax, unwind, enjoy the peace
Grateful for this sweet surcease
And with each breath I find release
And with each breath I find release.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 774 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Charla Diehl 08/27/10
I was right there with you on this sweet retreat. Beautiful imagery throughout this piece brought it to life for me.
Caitlyn Meissner08/28/10
You really portrayed the beauties of God's creation. Nice job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/31/10
This is beautiful. it's like you sat in my back yard, listened and wrote.
Emily Gibson09/02/10
Truly lovely reflection on Frost using this theme. Congratulations!
Jody Day 09/02/10
So beautiful, I get the same hushed, peaceful feeling that I get from the Frost poem. Congratulations.
Patricia Turner09/02/10
Your words took me to this place and it was wonderful. Congratulations on your 1st place EC!
Beth LaBuff 09/02/10
Congrats Linda, This is absolutely gorgeous! I loved each image. This poem breathes!