In the Early Morning Rain



In the Early Morning Rain


She was dressed in yellow and blue

a fair sky in spring

He kissed her fully on the lips

like he did everything


No half-hearted efforts

his hard-working heart of gold

he’d press on for his lady-love

until he was too old


A hand on their metal gate

he turned to wave goodbye

He’d carry her smile within his breast

before returning to her side


In the early morning rain

she went to find some flowers

Her frailness battered by the breeze

and soaked to skin with showers


When he found her in the garden

with a halo round her head

where silver hair had spilled about

he knew that she was dead


Such sweet peace had settled

upon her, now, pain-free brow

He knew she’d entered Heaven’s gate

where naught could hurt her now.

Wendy ❀ 2013


Heavenly Blessings ~ Wendy


While letting my little dog out,

early one morning,

I noticed the rain-drenched irises as I passed by the rock garden.

 Later when the sun came out I headed straight to the flowers with my camera.

~ ❀ ~

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep,

or to grieve like the rest of men,

who have no hope.

We believe that Jesus died and rose again

and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus

those who have fallen asleep in him…

Therefore encourage each other with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-15 & 18 NIV


82 thoughts on “In the Early Morning Rain

    1. Thank you, Laura! I almost (accidentally) squashed the flowers, at first, while trying to take pictures of them. Always wear the camera strap! 😉

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. I could not agree with you more, Tabea! It helps take the pressure off of feeling like everything has to go perfectly here…perfection is later.

      Blessings dear new friend ~ Wendy 🙂

  1. Wendy, what a beautiful short story/poem. 🙂 So moving and touching, and perfectly blended with the rain-soaked, sun-drenched flowers. Truly lovely!


  2. This poem is so full of love. And to think, the best is yet to come! The idea of the “not yet” has been coming up everywhere for me lately…may we keep an eternal perspective while inhabiting a temporal body and earth!
    Blessings, dear friend–Alison

    1. I agree with you, Alison, about keeping an eternal perspective. It helps me feel content with what I have been given and not to grasp greedily for more. It’s not about stuff…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. Thank you, Caddo! You’re having an influence on me, big sister. I adore your heart-tugging poems! When I told Ian that I wanted to die in my sleep (when I’m old) he objected – so I decided that it will be in the garden since I’m there often enough… 😉

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. Thank you, Shazza, for noticing and commenting about the new theme! I find change hard, but thought I’d try out some on preview and I liked this one right away.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  3. Those Irises are simply beautiful. I’m so glad the sun came out and you headed back out with your camera. Thanks for the like of my post “Bird in Flight”.

  4. What jumped out at me are your lines,

    “Such sweet peace had settled

    upon her, now, pain-free brow

    He knew she’d entered Heaven’s gate

    where naught could hurt her now.”

    What is it that we could do to gain peace and a pain-free brow as we go through life?


    1. Shakti, I can only speak for how I deal with my own osteoarthritis pain…which is that I focus on my enjoyment of the Creator ( through Jesus), his creation and in creating things myself such as gardening, photography and writing. Peace comes to me through these and it helps me not need medication. I, personally, don’t think it’s possible to be pain-free in our present bodies. But the pain drives me to my heavenly Father – and this is good.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy 🙂

    1. Your English is good! Thank you for visiting me too. I love nature and was intrigued by your blog name. You take very beautiful pictures!

      Blessings dear new friend ~ Wendy 🙂

  5. That was lovely, Wendy; both the words and the photos. Oh, and thank you so much for dropping by my blog The Call of the Pen and liking, His Death – My Peace 🙂

    1. Lyn, your poem was very powerful and brought me back to the somber Good Friday service and then to the victorious Easter Sunday service all in one poem. He’s alive! Thank you for visiting me back. 🙂

      Blessings dear new friend ~ Wendy xo

  6. Thank you for “liking” my nonet – Prayer.

    Caddo introduced me to this form as she has inspired me with others too.

    I have browsed your blog a little. i love your poetry


    Christine 🙂

    1. Caddo has been a great source of inspiration for me too. I am posting my first nonet tomorrow. Thank you for your kind words, Christine!

      Blessings dear new friend ~ Wendy xo

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