gratitude recorded


counting grace gifts

moves me to mindful

noticing the beautifulIMG_3011

(even or especially)

in middle of the mess


grace gifts are blessings

magnificent and minute

given generously from

divine nail-pierced hands

with love, design, intent


i count and recount

voice in quiet prayer

write in poetic words

number in journal

capture with camera


lavish gifts everywhere

experienced in garden

discovered on farm

encountered in travels

observed as dear faces


Linda hosts poetics at dVerse Poets Pub on what brings us peace of mind…

iowa corn

just one seed buried

grows an ear full of kernels

multiples of maize

sustenance from hand of God

gifts of grain to feed the world




A thankful tanka linked to:  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – “Corn” 










“Give us this day

our daily bread”


Holding up

open hands


to receive

good gifts


our needs,

not wants


for this day,

not tomorrow


to ask daily,

not weekly


trust his time

to provide


sustenance for

body and soul.


Exactly 40 words with title and

Jesus fasted 40 days and nights in the wilderness…