Haiku winter

The Faithful Path

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

“When the leaves return

and the ground goes back to green…”

Faith. The wise owl waits.

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Proverbs 4:18 (NIV)

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

9 replies on “The Faithful Path”

That owl flew over my shoulder from behind and lit in a tree. It was facing away from me so I squeaked like a mouse and it is looking straight back at me. The tree limbs are reddish from the setting sun. Good Haiku David. I often wonder how the owls make it thru winter. Their prey is under the snow most of the winter.

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Hello, Zoe. Gary took the photo. I wrote the poem. The idea is that the owl has a harder time finding food to eat in the winter. It preys on other animals almost exclusively, and these are harder to find when the ground is covered with snow. The owl must look forward to spring/early summer when all the snow in Northern Minnesota (where Gary lives) melts. Then, the animals it likes to eat will move around more and be easier to find. The final comparison is to the Christian’s hope of heaven (after death); in faith we believe this world is not our final home. Our bodies die, but our spirits and souls do not.
I hope this helps. David


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