20 March 2013

A slow melt

The calendar would tell me it is Spring.
The view outside my window 
speaks a different truth.
Temperatures well below normal 
call for down jackets, warm wools, fleece.
But in here, in this heart
there has been a slow melting
a drawing close to the flame
and no external storm can silence His invitation

My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past,    the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.  Song of Solomon 2:10-13

So shall I go
bravely, boldly
into a Spring not yet seen
but spirit known
and never alone
shall I inhale the sweetest blossoms

walking with Emily and others imperfect

and jamming with Bonnie about spring


Court Dan said...

Oh I miss snow, but we had some hail the other night and if you squint your eyes you can almost pretend it's snow!

Dorothy said...

A slow melt indeed! Spring is slow to arrive in North Central Arkansas as well.
Stay warm in Jesus.
~ Dorothy

Anonymous said...

I like this...going boldly into a Spring not yet seen! Stopping over from Faith Barista

Mia De Vries said...

Oh yes, that beautiful spring in the garden of our hearts where we and the lover of our souls escape to! Beautiful! Enjoy your spring, dear one. In South Africa was are welcoming winter!
Much love XX

Beth Werner Lee said...

Just a word: beautiful!
Thank you.

Rebekah said...

I love the idea of a slow melt in the heart. That's exactly what I've been going through.

Still Processing said...

Hello, HisFireFly;
thank you for this lyrical posting! so visual, so clear, so moving! i love how you take me from the outside covering of warm garments to the inner warmth of a melted heart. SO good! "in this heart there has been a slow melting a drawing close to the flame and no external storm can silence His invitation." And we share a love for the same scripture in Solomon's Song. Seems it encouraged us both to step into that unknown with the substance of what we are hoping for; the evidence of what we don't yet see! I am praying for you. That the melt and blossoming is accelerated in your life. BTW - thanks for visiting and commenting on my posts at http://stillprocessing2013.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring_21.html . Your comments are encouraging!

Emily Wierenga said...

oh I would do anything to have spring come right now! we have heaps of snow piled around us... but trent was reminding me today to be thankful for all things, including snow. :) love you friend.

Alicia said...

Yes, we still have a few clumps of the white stuff in the yard, too, or should I say the muddy brown stuff, because at this point our snow is murky and messy. I LOVE your poem - had to read it twice just to savor all the beauty here. Blessings as you wait for those first blooms.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

That Scripture recalls days of hope and promise in which I trusted the Lord. You rekindled a love for that passage again.
And the snow that still blankets your land in Spring was the reason I was so filled with hope and joy when I saw our orange blossoms. That snow that fell here a month ago and that I loved put fear in me that I might not have orange blossoms this year.
Thank you for reminding me in such a beautiful way that the Lord holds out the promise of Spring in the midst of winter.

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