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"The Covering"

 

“The Covering”

 

Lord, please help me to rest .. to sleep
 

Too many thoughts for my mind to keep

Its dark outside and the sky is reigning .. snow

Huge .. soft .. quiet .. wonderous flakes

Falling like manna from heaven

A feast for my eyes

If time would freeze

I would paint forever pictures

Then frame them on the walls of my mind

Of all the people I love

Those who touched my heart .. with their heart

Some for a lifetime and some for a day

Are kept my heart and always will stay

Memories are like trees .. growing outward & upward

Branches dipped in white forgiveness .. bowing down

A grace covering .. a soft white blanket

Laid quietly upon the earth

Snow hugging the trees

Feels like God hugging me


 

 

 

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I have a Friend who walks with me

.. but He’s a Spirit you can’t see ..

You think He is far .. but He’s ever so near

Consider His Presence. Be blessed thru the year

Falling ever so gentle .. His grace is like snow

If you open your heart .. this too you will know

Our days and our times are held in His Hands

His Grace is extended to all in the Lands


 

 

 

January 9, 2020

(image) recognition to:     "Winter Poetry" by Karen Tarlton

I write: “In His Light”~ Fay Vietmeier
 

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

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Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

4 months ago #32

@Farooq Omar  .. continued

I appreciate that you noticed the smaller poem.

It is part of a mini-series that I began “I have a Friend"

 

I have a Friend who walks with me

.. but He’s a Spirit you can’t see ..

You think He is far .. but He’s ever so near

Consider His Presence. Be blessed thru the year

Falling ever so gentle .. His grace is like snow

If you open your heart .. this too you will know

Our days and our times are held in His Hands

His Grace is extended to all in the Lands

 

Yes .. He is “someone special” .. From His heart to mine - the gift of Peace 💕

I have been told .. this “Friend” will stick closer than a brother" 

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

4 months ago #31

Farooq Omar

Farooq Omar

5 months ago #30

Dear Fay, it is wonderful reading the heartbeats and flow coming out of your soul. The purity of thoughts resonates so beautifully around your connection with God, a special prayer. I wonder who is your lucky fiend is? must be someone special. "Heart to heart & soul to soul", I presume.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

Randall Burns Thanks for reading & sharing your honest comment ;~) Aletheia I am reading your post recommended by @Lisa Vanderburg https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/expanding-the-paradigm-of-our-perceptions-senses-and-philosophy … is SO RICH in THOUGHT that I am going to respond with a post dedicated to you. From the little I’ve gleaned in reading … Truly you are a “deep well” … You say: you are a “Believer” but not in what most other people believe (which does make you stand out from the crowd ;~) and “have no issues with anyone being a "Believer", regardless with what it is” ;~) Some people “believe” in ferries, chocolate … sports, drugs … “smart phones” … “higher education that is supposed to produce “smart” people … place reliance on corrupt governments lead by self-serving politicians … you fill in your own ;~) The question is always where our beliefs lead us and what fruit our “beliefs” bear ;~) I’m a “Believer” too: in The One true God … who in LOVE & fulfillment of His Word: sent His One & Only Son, Jesus Christ to redeem & restore mankind I am a woman of faith ... gifted with curiosity. I seek Truth, knowledge & understanding which bears wisdom & discernment. I desire to live FULLY this earthly life (in the physical & in the spiritual) In my belief: personal & spiritual growth is a process ... a journey of faith that hinges on belief in & whole-hearted cooperation with a God & Holy Spirit that is unseen. I have become a woman of faith not overnight but over decades. Be well my bee friend ;~)

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

1 year ago #28

Another great poem Fay Vietmeier I can really relate to the imagery of the snow being here in Northern Alberta. Always some interesting philosophical/perceptual discussions in the comments and while I'm always hesitant in partaking I can honestly say that I'm a "Believer", just not in what most other people believe. but that's OK; makes for excellent dialogue and I do learn every day. I have no issues with anyone being a "Believer", regardless with what it is.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

Steve Howard#35I appreciate your reading and response ... also for sharing that you are not a believer I have not always been a believer ... "God does not have grandchildren" ;~) No one is born a believer (although believers can be "born again") ... in a moment "belief" can come ... then a faith journey begins and is walked out ;~) In Pits, Prisons & Palaces I give a glimpse of how - it happened for me https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/pits-prisons-palaces-promises-to-lay-hold-of "Be blessed"... I hope it's "OK" to wish you well in that way ;~) Fay

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

1 year ago #26

#32
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/daring-footsteps “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

#31
Joel Anderson Thank you Joel for the rich quote by Mandela A piercing question: Are you settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living? Worthy of a post ;~)

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

1 year ago #24

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

Thank you Fatima ... Your beautiful response is meaningful to this "bee" We know the eyes of a poet ... go deeper to see Much sweetness of spirit ... abideth in thee ;~)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

1 year ago #22

A wonderful poem Fay Vietmeier truly shows the snow white color of your beautiful heart and your faith. The words resonate with me. I feel the same and do paint forever pictures in my heart of all the wonderful memories and the beautiful people I meet

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

1 year ago #21

A wonderful poem Fay Vietmeier truly shows the snow white color of your heart and your faith. The words resonate with me. I feel the same and do paint forever pictures in my heart for all the wonderful memories and the beautiful people I meet

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

1 year ago #20

A wonderful poem Fay Vietmeier truly shows the snow whose color of your hearts and your faith. The words resonate with me. I feel the same and do paint forever pictures in my heart for all the wonderful memories and the beautiful people I meet ❤️

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

#23
Debasish Majumder Thank you Debasish for reading & encouraging this "bee" And for sharing "The Covering" Have a wonder-full day ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

#24
Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Oswaldo~ Truly you write with the heart of a poet my friend. “identify & distinguish sacred moments” “leave the doors of the heart open” As a believer & follower of Christ I find great comfort in this promise: “I will not leave you as orphans” … Jesus sent the promised Holy Spirit to be with us & in us. “I AM always with you” “I AM near” Be blessed my friend ;~)

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #17

lovely buzz Fay Vietmeier! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #16

#13
Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Oswaldo~ “Welcome be the will of God in us” … This is beautiful heart response It reminds me of Mary’s response when she was visited by the angel Gabriel who had been sent by God … to explain to this young woman her Divine assignment … she answered: “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #15

CityVP Manjit I forgot to thank you for sharing "The Covering" ... stay warm & well.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #14

#16
Roberto De la Cruz Utria Thank you for your encouraging words & for reading. Wishing God's rich wisdom & blessing upon your life & work

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #13

#15
CityVP Manjit Thanks for your warm response. I hope you fared well & safe through the storm I can picture the long icy drive ... when I was growing up we had a long drive ... all up hill When it snowed we could sled down to catch the bus...but the going up was another matter and climbing on hands & knees is kid cool but not not so much for this chronologically advantaged child ;~) There are mountains within an 90 minutes of me with a lovely ski resort ... if one is blessed to time being there BEFORE feet of snow falls ... of there is an ice storm ... THAT is truly magical On a stormy day being home and cooking a great soup or stew with warm bread ... a glass of wine ... well "let it snow ... let it snow ... let it snow"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Nice to read a comment by you after some "freezing time" with no comments from you. I thank you for your appreciation my friend and I wish you too a wonderful and joyful New Year.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

1 year ago #11

Where there is a spiritual view of winter I welcome it but I am not particularly a fan of snow, other than when the vista is a picture postcard effect. I do wish I could find my spiritual power when I get out early in the morning to scrape the ice and snow off my car in the wee hours of Canada's frigid weather. Ironically tomorrow we welcome a winter storm with high probability of freezing rain. Thankfully the freezing rain part will not ruin my morning and afternoon plans and I hope to be back home tomorrow before the driveway turns into a skating rink. https://globalnews.ca/news/6381851/significant-winter-storm-gta/ The first time I experienced freezing rain, it was the the least spiritual thing any human being could witness, as I tried to figure out how I could circumvent our massive cobblestone driveway simply to get to my front door without slipping and falling often. In the end I decided that a wet bottom and cold hands was a better way of getting to the front door, rather than trying to walk on that ice, which I could not. In that terms snow on the branches definitely has more spiritual plus than rock hard ice on branches, though at a safe distance both are quite a marvel to look at. The watch word is safe distance. Our spiritual being is a useful thing in the kaleidoscope of emotions and supernal understandings we acquire through life, but so far it has not lifted me to the point where I actually appreciate being caught by a major storm. The poem was great, it gave me a good sense of the depth of spiritual resolve and the faith you have and share with us through this creative act.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

1 year ago #10

Where there is a spiritual view of winter I welcome it but I am not particularly a fan of snow, other than when the vista is a picture postcard effect. I do wish I could find my spiritual power when I get out early in the morning to scrape the ice and snow off my car in the wee hours of Canada's frigid weather. Ironically tomorrow we welcome a winter storm with high probability of freezing rain. Thankfully the freezing rain part will not ruin my morning and afternoon plans and I hope to be back home tomorrow before the driveway turns into a skating rink. The first time I experienced freezing rain, it was the the least spiritual thing any human being could witness, as I tried to figure out how I could circumvent our massive cobblestone driveway simply to get to my front door without slipping and falling often. In the end I decided that a wet bottom and cold hands was a better way of getting to the front door, rather than trying to walk on that ice, which I could not. In that terms snow on the branches definitely has more spiritual plus than rock hard ice on branches, though at a safe distance both are quite a marvel to look at. The watch word is safe distance. Our spiritual being is a useful thing in the kaleidoscope of emotions and supernal understandings we acquire through life, but so far it has not lifted me to the point where I actually appreciate being caught by a major storm. The poem was great, it gave me a good sense of the depth of spiritual resolve and the faith you have and share with us through this creative act.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #9

Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Oswaldo~ May that “seed of faith” blossom as you demonstrate His love … beautiful are the feet that carry the Good News ;~)

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

1 year ago #8

#2
Hermosamente dicho, Oswaldo! #7 Looks like we pine for those very opposites of each other, my sweet!

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #7

#1
Kevin Baker Thank you Kevin~ Yes: "Love is a language" ... filled with magic & mystery One must be authentic, artful ... even poetic with the "language" and its nuances ;~) Love can't manufactured it must blossom ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Fay Vietmeier Your poetic response is so rich that commenting on it would spoil it. You prove again that poetry runs in your blood. As for the freezing of time your response make me want more to think about it. Love your response concerning the snowflakes. Again, a topic to ponder on.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #5

Lisa Vanderburg What a beautiful poetic response Lisa “this moment holds breath” … I pause to receive Those “raging thoughts” … are meant to deceive And “lamenting howls” … are distracting thieves So quell all the “snares” … be the one who believes

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #4

#2
Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Dear Oswaldo ~ so often your words are very poetic: “As we give space to the love of God in us … … streets that are outlined in our footprints, in our footsteps others are guided … … although we can be loaded, others are more inclined and demand greater efforts that undoubtedly give them back to God to help us and lighten the load” The idea to “give space to the love of God” … this is rich with promise For the world is busy and people are often selfish and self-oriented … to pause, to “be still” to recognize that “God is Love” and if we are willing … if we desire: He will abide in us with us ... His promise: I AM with you" Then we follow Him & walk in his footsteps … and can be a guide to others by virtue of His Spirit in us I am ever grateful that the Lord is our “Burden-Bearer” … for at times & seasons we all are loaded down with many things & may be “hard pressed on many sides” … but we have an Advocate I am keeping your family in my prayers my friend ~ Fay

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #3

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee f I were a snowflake I’d be melted by such warm praise ;~) Thank you my dear Professor … you always make this bee SMILE ;~) To answer your question about these verses: “Does this mean only the snow metaphor applies to Him?” "Falling ever so gentle … His grace is like snow If you open your heart … this too you will know Our days and our times are held in His Hands His Grace is extended to all in the Lands" No Ali … (to me) Grace is of Him & from Him … we are recipients of Grace but we are also to be vessels of grace. (to me) “All grace is like snow” I think of Grace as gentle … a lovely bestowing (even more so when it is unmerited) I have always loved this verse “Jesus came from the Father full of grace & truth” I will ponder with you the property of time. As I typed there is something that came to my mind …one instance in Scripture when God extended the time in a day for Joshua In the book of Joshua (chapter 10) “the sun stands still” 12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped … The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a human being.”

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

1 year ago #2

Lovely Fay Vietmeier! I know of whom you speak: The quietness of snow. No need to hear lamenting howls of wolves, or snares below. 'Tis better on your path, this moment time holds breath. For just this second, raging thoughts may have the smallest death.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Fay Vietmeier What a great poem to start y day reading it. A friend asked me once why I don't write poetry. I replied that I am not an accomplished poet because I oack the tributes that would make me one. Not you my poet. What rich imagination that is engulfed with passion your lyrics are. "... If time would freeze … I would paint forever pictures Then frame them on the walls of my mind". Love your metaphor time would freeze like snow flakes. Gush!!! Does time have the property of snow and expand as it freezes? I could ponder on this for hours. You wrote later "Falling ever so gentle … His grace is like snow If you open your heart … this too you will know Our days and our times are held in His Hands His Grace is extended to all in the Lands" Does this mean only the snow metaphor applies to Him? Your imagination is so fertile. You are a born poet.

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