God’s Idea

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Heidi Malott

God had this idea
It was largely because
In his abundant spare time
Things were running fairly well
And well he thought they might not
Just run but be more interesting as well
What if this world created ex nihilo
Could change aesthetically even
While it grew exponentially
That clever little engine
They call the leaf
Might fare better                                    soaking up carbon
If painted periodically                      pumping out oxygen
One day the thermostat
Began to rise just one degree
At a time and the ancient orchard
Once blossom pink went darkening green
Accentuating the sweetening fruit
Which at twilight seemed stars
Against the night dark sky
As degrees tumbled
Tree colors arose                                           apples to table
Pruned & asleep                                             leaves to glory
Blanketed by winter
Trees dream new leaves
As new buds push on old bark
None to be just the same as the last
Even as no artists’ brushes paint old art
First crocuses then daffodils & tulips
And before we even realize it
The gray limbed apple tree
Has put on the spring                                                Alleluia
For our sheer delight                                                    Amen                                             


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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One Response to God’s Idea

  1. your genius is showing – and it’s delightful

    Liked by 1 person

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