“……you mean we get to REST?”


 

“……you mean we get to REST?”

There on the journey, on the trail came darker shades of dark,

Evening clouds piling up to peaks of the forgotten

Two shaking bodies of light up high reflecting star of  center mark

Marking friends to renew a dance darkly from time begotten.

 

 

“Now we’es carries smilin’ lil ‘ol hurt girl into dark!

“How we’es seez for stepping roun’ all hurts an’ brushkies?

“Now we’es bumpin’ an’ stumpin’ all jostlin’ so stark!

“How we’es find some trail to light where sings the lark?”

 

 

“Settle ye, peddle ye slow and more slow and seek ye rest,”

Called down Old Crow and whistled Old Ugly and Young Bluesey.

“Know ye not, The One made night for rest, for sighing so blessed?

“Know ye not, ye must be still, be very still for folding within arms so truesey!”

 

 

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78 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. totsymae1011
    May 02, 2012 @ 01:30:08

    Now, I’m sitting as still as it can get over here in this desert and fairly soon, I won’t be able to turn my head, it will be so hot. That being said, I’m expecting to be showered with all that good stuff you talk about from Thee.

  2. aliveintheword
    May 02, 2012 @ 01:36:26

    AMEN! Beautiful.

    “Be still and know that I am God.” When else can we hear that wee, small voice? One more very important reason God commanded the Shabbat.

    Shalom, Art

    • granbee
      May 02, 2012 @ 03:32:24

      Yes, indeed–wonderful Shabbat, to just rest and BE with our Creator! Thanks so much for your enthusiastic support here today!

  3. tornadoday
    May 02, 2012 @ 04:43:09

    For as surely as the good Lord gave us breath, He gives us reason to breathe! Beautiful (as always), Granbee. ~ Bobbie

    • granbee
      May 02, 2012 @ 05:06:48

      Thanks so much, Bobbie! I am so pleased I finally caught up completely with you today! You post so many poems each day! Anyway, God does give us manifold reasons to breathe!

  4. Angela
    May 02, 2012 @ 04:59:31

    Oh I love this line, Rose: “Settle ye, peddle ye slow and more slow and seek ye rest,” – that deserves to be a poem on its own! And what a wonderful message it gives! I’ve been so busy lately I’ve missed your posts so am going to have a look back and try and catch up 🙂 I think I need to take heed of your poem… 😀

    • granbee
      May 02, 2012 @ 05:07:40

      Angela, we ALL need to take heed to slow down and just BE with ourselves, our world, and our God! Love having you comment here as often as you can!

  5. willowdot21
    May 02, 2012 @ 05:49:36

    Rumbly, bumping as the evening shadows fall, our godly loved critters and unfolks go. Shrieking , skrieking where’s the light lil ole hurt one whispered.Old Crow whooshed and swooshed and fluttered down with Ugly Bird and Blusey woosey ! Time to rest time to regroup time to rest and unpoop . The One he made the night to rest the light , so now we rest and then all tomorrow will be light and bright!! XXXXXXX 😉 😉 XXX

  6. writinggomer
    May 02, 2012 @ 07:42:42

    “Know ye not, The One made night for rest, for sighing so blessed?

    Know ye not, this is a rest stop
    Some food for thought…
    All critters were brought
    Along the trail
    They walked and ran, skipped and tripped
    Granbee’s critters, marking the way
    Come along now, critters in the lead
    A journey to the One
    Filled with adventure, learning to fly
    Off off, soaring the heights
    Out of the valleys, up the mountains
    The One redeems, He catches critters and all.

  7. becca givens
    May 02, 2012 @ 09:22:07

    WonderFULLLLL, granbee!! Absolutely wonderful! xo

  8. VIKRAM ROY
    May 02, 2012 @ 11:24:29

    Full of colours and images, great one! 🙂

  9. journeyintopoetry
    May 02, 2012 @ 17:03:27

    Love this! We all need rest – but not too much :):) Just enough to refresh.
    My canine buddy knows the exact balance between rest and play – I could learn from him!:)

    Love and hugs
    Christine xx

    • granbee
      May 03, 2012 @ 02:21:23

      Yes, Christine, watch and learn from Jack–critters know best about the basics, I find! Lovely having you visit and “rest” here with us!

  10. Linda Willows
    May 03, 2012 @ 09:50:32

    So true and comforting, Granbee,
    “ye must be still, be very still for folding within arms so truesey!” Thank you for this!

  11. lscotthoughts
    May 03, 2012 @ 10:49:45

    Love this, too, Rose! Another message we all could learn from with your fun little critters! 🙂 By the way, did you get my email from last week?

  12. Francina
    May 03, 2012 @ 23:00:13

    Wonderful, Rose! and it holds a very good advice as well. To rest is a good thing we all need .
    Ciao, Francina

  13. claudia
    May 04, 2012 @ 02:22:46

    such a great message…esp. these two lines simply took my breath away…
    “Settle ye, peddle ye slow and more slow and seek ye rest,”
    and…
    “Know ye not, ye must be still, be very still for folding within arms so truesey!”…so true…

    • granbee
      May 04, 2012 @ 02:28:43

      Claudia, any day I can write a couple of lines that take YOUR breath away is a day for the history books! WOW–so very humbled by your high praise here. Wonderful to have you drop in and participate here today!

  14. bardessdmdenton
    May 04, 2012 @ 04:58:49

    “Know ye not, ye must be still, be very still for folding within arms so truesey!”

    Folding into our silence we will find all we need to know and be.

    You are amazing, Granbee…how these rhyming, brightening out of the darkening, blessed words keep coming!

    • granbee
      May 04, 2012 @ 05:07:02

      Such a very high compliment from you, Bardess Diane! So humbly pleased you are enjoying this journey and learning along with the rest of us!

  15. Sue Dreamwalker
    May 05, 2012 @ 02:21:00

    Life is always in far too much of a rush dear Granbee.. And we miss such alot along the way if we don’t pause to rest a while and take in all that our Creator gave us to see… We all need those arms around us too Granbee, to enfold and protect us and make us feel loved .. As always your words hold such meaning in every line.. Sending you my thoughts and I trust you will have a restful Weekend my dear friend.. Bless you xxx ~Sue

  16. eof737
    May 07, 2012 @ 18:08:53

    I definitely need rest. 😉

  17. Rob Barkman
    May 08, 2012 @ 06:42:34

    There remaineth a rest to the people of God… what a special promise that is for all of us! Lord bless you, Granbee.

  18. Cat Forsley
    May 09, 2012 @ 04:59:07

    HUGE AMOUNTS OF LOVE TO YOU GRANBEE XO
    YOU ARE A GRACEFUL LADY .
    EVERYTIME YOU DROP BY ………., I FEEL IT XO
    LOVE XOXOXO
    C

    • granbee
      May 09, 2012 @ 05:06:54

      Huge amounts of love back at you, Cat! Gee, I must tell my friends and family you said I was “graceful”!

      • Cat Forsley
        May 09, 2012 @ 05:09:49

        YOU ARE
        I FEEL IT ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU COME BY …………
        TRUTH …….
        YOU ARE AN INCREDIBLE LADY XOXOXO
        HAVE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT ……
        AND YES ABOUT “REST ”

        I AM FINALLY GETTING THAT MESSAGE ….:)
        XO
        BLESSINGS AND LOVE ALWAYS ….:)

        • granbee
          May 10, 2012 @ 02:06:13

          Cat, I will just reply to your lavish compliments by saying, “It is the work of the Holy Spirit”; for which I am endlessly grateful at this time in my life. So blessed to be brought into loving connection with folks such as yourself! Yes, REST is what I myself needed; but now I will be posting a new segment of the journey here today. Gotta luv the journey and YOU being with us!

          • Cat Forsley
            May 10, 2012 @ 05:49:03

            TOTALLY THE HOLY SPIRIT …….
            FEEL IT TOO GRANBEE . SPEND A TON OF TIME SO WEEPY – BUT IN A GOOD WAY …..
            HEART OPEN TO THE MAXIMUM ……
            ——- LOVE ALWAYS XO AND YES REST .. REST IN ARMS OF GRACE XOXOXO

            • granbee
              May 10, 2012 @ 23:28:21

              Hey, Cat, they say these types of tears are good for the digestion, the heart and the eyes–very cleansing and refreshing and tension-relieving!

  19. Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation
    May 10, 2012 @ 04:01:28

    Resting in the Lord, is comforting in a world of the unknown from one day to the next.

  20. Sarah Baughman
    May 14, 2012 @ 01:11:51

    The darkness is beautiful…and made for rest. Ah, thank you for this note of peace!

  21. cottonbombs
    May 14, 2012 @ 10:30:43

    Rose! This reads like a sweet lullaby. You’ve written a lullaby for adults!

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