Category Archives: Art & poetry by Kathy Boecher

HE SPEAKS AND THE EARTH MELTS

“The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.”  Nahum 1:5 Through all our perils, fears and woes, the Lord is there to guide us, He runs to … Continue reading

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SUMMER PERCEPTIONS

The earth rotates as God first set it in the sky, The winds are His, He controls whether we live or die, He carves the trees into skeletal versions of themselves, He releases His rain on parched grass and plantings, … Continue reading

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GLOWING IN THE DARK

Each delectable petal weaves and intertwines, Softly in the moonlight where midnight beams and shines, The black of night might hide its glow, but light peeks through each petal, But look beyond the darkness and you’ll soon test its metal. … Continue reading

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DOWN & DIRTY

When things of this world envelope my soul, It’s time to get down in the dirt, To get my hands dirty and dig a big hole, To bury the junk and the hurt, I find in the garden a wonderful peace, That separates … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM NATURE

A seed drops, It burrows and nestles into rich soil, It springs forth with new life, Fragile branches at first, Growing strong with each passing day, Expanding, stretching, embracing the sky, Reaching for the face of its Creator, It bends … Continue reading

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FOREVER YOUNG

Fairy tales can come true – it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart … Old, blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made that dream seem possible when he released “Young at Heart” in 1963. It was the same year that Camelot fell, … Continue reading

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WATCHING THE SNOW MELT

The days are much longer, the sun’s here to stay, We’ve turned life’s cold corner and it’s a new day, The once frozen waters are now clear and blue, Earth covered with new growth and fresh sun kissed dew, The sweet songs … Continue reading

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THE FRUIT IS RIPE

“and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy … Continue reading

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A WORLD WITHOUT GOD

Before the earth was, God was there. He saw the darkness of the universe and all that was in it. With only His voice, He said, “Let there be light,” and there was. That utterance began the creation of the … Continue reading

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THE LAST HURRAH

Rich, luxurious, colors explode on the autumn landscape. God pulls out all the stops at this refreshing time of the year. Dabs of crimson, dollos of burnt sienna, remnants of fading greens, Topped off with a stunning shimmer of dancing … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF THE SUN

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The hot and humid sun has set, upon a field of gold, Within that field a wondrous sight, a blessing to behold, The sky releases golden rays upon that golden field, And filled it … Continue reading

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THE MASTER GARDENER

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LIFE ABOUNDS

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER They go to sleep and hide their heads, when day turns into night, With wild anticipation then, they hope they will survive, The wicked days of autumn’s grip which keeps them now alive, Each morning … Continue reading

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FILLING AN EMPTY CANVAS

An empty canvas, white and pure, transforms before your eyes, Through brush strokes and through patience a painting does arise, Our lives are like that canvas, we start out fresh and new, We stumble down the path we take, we … Continue reading

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DIG, PLANT, TEND & PAINT

This was to be painted en plein air with my husband on Thursday. It was raining. I decided to stay home and paint inside. Some day I’ll have the nerve to paint outdoors again. A place of manicured, well tended … Continue reading

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RESTORATION

Thank you, God,  for trouble, depression, pain and strife. You’ve promised to be with us in all we face in life. You temper us along the way, to make us perfect day by day. At times it seems like waiting is the only thing … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

There is nothing new under the sun.Things we do wrong have already been doneThe sins of today are nothing new.Most men have observed this to be true. All we experience has been done before.The hopes we aspire to aren’t new anymore.The … Continue reading

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GOD IS AVAILABLE

A curtain made of yarn and linen woven together with greatest skill – Designed to honor the face of God. Only one could come into this holy place. Only one could enter and only at the appointed time. Cherubim meticulously crafted into the … Continue reading

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IN THE GARDEN

A bouquet of vibrant colors, slowly fading in the hand, Picked fresh this very morning, plucked from the moistened land, Our lives are like those flowers – they slowly wilt and die, We want to intercede somehow, but no matter how we try, … Continue reading

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TOO SOON TO DIG IN

When bygone days of winter pass and snow is off the ground, I tend to think of planting things, and wait without a sound, There’s nothing like new life I think, while pushing through dead leaves, The natural mulch has … Continue reading

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