There Are No Creatures You Cannot Love

cows & pond

There are no creatures you cannot love.
A frenzy of frogs calling to God
From the moon-laced pond
As you stand in the yard on an August night.
The sound makes the stars weep
With happiness.
Cows grace their ranch lands with their gentle faces.
The sound of their soft mooing fills you with joy
Reminding you of angels.
The House Finches annually build their nests
In hanging plants on your porches.
The miracle of eggs bring forth hatchlings.
In a few short weeks they are teenagers
Ready to try their wings.
The buzzing of insects in the air everywhere
Gives warning to not intercept but leave them
To do their work
Of aiding your plants to survive
From generation to generation
Creating beauty in your landscape.
Winds allow trees to talk
With the scraping of branches and tinkling of the leaves.
You listen with awe of their wonder.
The pet in your home gives unconditional love
Importing God’s spirit to your heart.
The hoot of the owl in the night when you cannot sleep
Lulls you, assuring all is right with the world.
Only God could plan such a perfect world.

My poem was inspired by Tom Hennen’s “From a Country Overlooked” which can be read at Garrison Keillors’ “The Writer’s Almanac” August. 25, 2015.


About 9awalsh

A genealogist and writer who has uncovered legacy stories which must be told. I also write a blog, Deciphering Life, trying to figure out why life becomes so tangled --
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2 Responses to There Are No Creatures You Cannot Love

  1. Ruth Watts says:

    Somehow I missed this one. That is really lovely. I hope you will do more with poetry. This created an emotional response in me. Well done!


  2. 9awalsh says:

    Sweet, Ruth. You aren’t a dog fan, yet this created an emotional response. I’m impressed! And happy!


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