Category Archives: Poetry

A QUIET PLACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.  Psalm 149:4 Where does your peace come from?  Is it in a quiet place in nature or a moment … Continue reading

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BATHED IN NEW LIFE

Oppressive, steamy, heavy air, filling the atmosphere with mugginess. Your body perspires, your clothes stick to your body, you seek relief. As rain falls and is absorbed back into the sky, the circle continues, Until the clouds are emptied and … Continue reading

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QUIET AFTER THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We search in vain for a place empty of confusion, All the trappings of the world bring no relief, The noise of life overtakes us. We run to the mountains for serenity, … Continue reading

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THE SANDHILL CRANE

Repost from 01/03/2019 ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This majestic bird is known for the strange sound that comes from deep inside their throat.  Since they travel in large flocks, during migration across the plains, the noise … Continue reading

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AFTERGLOW

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© What will remain when we are gone, what memories will stay, How will the world remember us when we are far away, The treasures that we leave behind are often just a breath, A moment in … Continue reading

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PASSING TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Our time on earth is temporal, a whisper hushed and still, We’re place here by God’s mighty hand, to do our Father’s will, He guides us through the depths of pain.  He … Continue reading

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CLEARING UP THE CLOUDS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When days become diluted with the busyness of living, It messes with our vision, as if closing all the blinds, Our thoughts become polluted, our lives are unforgiving, Our heads become befuddled, and shadows fill our minds.   The … Continue reading

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DAY OF REST

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©, Weary of the noise of media attention, Exhausted by virtuous and often untrue claims, Troubled hearts cling to greater intervention, Longing for refreshment from the flames, Looking up is what we need for our salvation, God alone brings peace … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the glorious majesty, upon a hill so high, My eyes survey the great expanse,  I raise them to sky, God’s great creation is right there for me to lay my head, The stars will … Continue reading

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SEEDS COME IN ALL SIZES

  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© 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 … Continue reading

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TRACKS

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Thinking of all the tracks we lay while stumbling through each day, It soon becomes apparent that those lines get in the way, We struggle through each obstacle, we rarely look behind, But in those … Continue reading

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FRUIT OF THE VINE

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The vine is rooted in the ground, the tendrils weave and hold, Leaves appear and small clusters form, in bunches they explode Those leaves are made like hands you see, with veins spread deep … Continue reading

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GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER DO

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The bright and friendly face of a daisy is welcoming and delightful. It’s crisply starched collar of white surrounds its face with freshness. No one is dressed as perfectly as these.  These bountiful blooms cheer … Continue reading

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NEW LIFE APPEARS

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© These delicate, translucent blooms are not much seen today, A glimpse of what once used to be in fields along the way, In sunny spots they flourished there, with shades of pink and red, … Continue reading

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SEEDS OF LIFE

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© This week I’ll be featuring some of my art work.  I don’t paint often, but when I do it’s usually of flowers and garden scenes.  I’ll go back to Paul’s beautiful paintings again next … Continue reading

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STAYING ALIVE

Another of my favorite paintings reeks of nostalgia.  This old barn has been converted into a wedding and event venue.  What’s old has become new again.  It’s been restored for a different use, but the memories of old still linger. … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE HAZE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Shades of grey, crimson and yellow dot the landscape with a magical mist, Covering a multitude of sins, I wonder if this is how we look to God? Covered with a veil of repentance … Continue reading

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REBRANDING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This familiar piece of art is one of my favorites, because it shows how something old can become useful when someone has the vision and the wherewithal.  It’s also an inspiring reminder … Continue reading

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VACATION TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The city life has strangled you, in every single way, You pack the car, the wife and kids and make your getaway. You fight the traffic and the heat, you long for the … Continue reading

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FRESH

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© GALATIANS 5:22-23   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Fruit, luscious, ripe and sumptuous, A result of … Continue reading

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