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April is National Poetry Month. I am honored to share the following poem that was selected for Spirit, Peace and Joy–an anthology of poems by Pen Women published in 2013. The inspiration for this poem is my beloved family farm in Missouri. I can close my eyes and see all these blessings and more as I walk the land.

Country Living Blessings

Swaying amber wheat,
Expansive spaces,
Fresh cut red clover—
Balm for my soul.

Tasseled corn maze,
Queen Anne’s lace,
Rolling green pasture—
Soothing silence.

Meandering creek path,
Purple lilac tree perfume,
Sweet pea tendrils—
Peaceful nature.

Frolicking ginger kitty,
Colorful pegged clothes,
Night creatures’ serenade—
Joyous pleasures.

Bobwhite bobwhite,
Cicada songs,
Whip-poor-will calls—
Spiritual symphony.

Twinkling fireflies,
Illuminating moon beams,
Majestic maple trees—
My Maker’s handiwork.
~~Linda A. Mohr

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