Seasons of Growth


The frozen ground lays dormant. Unwelcoming. Baron.

The earth cracks around woody roots, swallowing tiny trickles of melting snow.

What once was a vibrant green and full of life has faded, now dull and dismal.

The solitary season hardens around the memories of flourishing growth.

Hope seems still. Or gone.

Not so long ago, things were different. Time marched on.

The sun still rises and night still falls, but the space in between is cold and harsh.

Pleasantries are plagued by adversity.

Resting branches drip with regret. Their purpose unfulfilled.

A quiet whisper carried on sparrow wings gently breathes life’s promise.

Frail fluttering gives way to silent strength.

Dawn ushers change.

Awakening begins below the surface.

Survival prevails.

Grace breaks free and welcomes new growth.

Hope hesitantly emerges from hibernation.

Faith fills the garden again.

Today’s writing was inspired by Five Minute Friday’s prompted topic “garden”.

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2 thoughts on “Seasons of Growth

  1. Healed By His Wounds February 17, 2014 at 7:35 am Reply

    This is a beautiful piece of writing, Tris. I love your words, “A quiet whisper carried on sparrow wings gently breathes life’s promise.” What gentle poetry of hope!

    Thank you for reminding us not to despair when life looks bleak. There is something wonderful happening below the surface that we cannot see…at least not yet.

    Your grateful neighbor at Five Minute Friday,

    • trisbendickson February 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words and encouragement. Hope can be an elusive thing during the winters of our lives, but spring always comes. Learning that right now in my own life 🙂 Blessings to you, sweet FMF friend!

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