747. Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling… ~What Whitman

I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
-a ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
“That must have been the sun!”
~Emily Dickinson

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“The sun says his prayers,” said the fairy,
Or else he would wither and die.
“The sun says his prayers,” said the fairy,
“For strength to climb up through the sky.
He leans on invisible angels,
And Faith is his prop and his rod.
The sky is his crystal cathedral.
And dawn is his altar to God.”
~Vachel Lindsay

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Ya know coming all to soon upon us now are the days when I’ll be begging for clouds, any kind of clouds, even one big cloud to shade us at least for a little while from the sweltering heat of the summer sun here in Texas, but today after more than a month of gray, gloomy, cloudy, rainy days, I was thrilled to see the sun at daybreak. And although we have more chances for more the rest of the week, it has been deliciously sunny most of the day. Throughout the last decade we have been through a harsh and severe drought that left our water reservoirs in dangerously low or in some areas where the lakes or other water supplies had completely dried up. So I prayed and prayed for rain and promised never to complain about it ever be importune again. And I won’t break that promise to the Lord, but now that our rivers and lakes are approaching flood stage or already flowing over, I pray that the Lord spread the rains out over the summer months before there’s any more loss of life and/or property.

This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” ~Isaiah 18:4   ✝

**Images via Pinterest; notice the photo of the deer who seems to be praising the Lord for the sun’s appearance.

21 thoughts on “747. Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling… ~What Whitman

  1. Reminds me of a sign I saw many years ago after a drought breaking flood: ‘To the all the people who prayed for rain, thanks a lot you can stop now.’
    Love’n Hugs
    ps, hope you’re safe and well wherever you are. ❤

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    • Tooooo funny. Yes I do need to stop now for sure. So far we are okay, but I may lose lots of plants and grass in some places in my yard. I’ve just never seen anything like this rain here. We gotten about 4 or 5 more inches since I wrote this. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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      • Stop! You’ll wash away. 🙂 Plants and grass don’t like all that water do they LMS? Innisfail, a town in north Queensland gets on average 12 foot or rain a year. You’d end up with webbed feet. 🙂 I do hope you get through this okay.
        Love’n Hugs

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    • Yes, I wish I’d been standing next to that deer enjoying the blessing of sunshine. Nature is indeed a most fickle task master. She definitely has a way of bringing us to our knees for sure. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


  2. Amen!
    I admire your faith, Dear Natalaie;

    You are right, the drought is universal.
    I enjoyed your great post, as always.
    It helps my faith.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience.

    Please pray for me, too,
    I really need it.

    All the best, ❤

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