Repost: Thanks Given

Copyright 2012 by Diane’s Mom, June

Snapdragons still bloom

wintery chills loom

pumpkins for taking

pies in the making

sunshine falls brightly

forgotten nightly

shadows stretch designs

all nature resigns

arresting in growth

a mutual oath

leaves fallen in faith

barrenness awaits

beyond the ending

hope is transcending.

Thanks are now given

 for earth and heaven.

Note: The painting was done by my mom, June, on a  ceramic tile and is part of our autumn decorations.

Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends and Blessings to all!

And as a special thank you, my new holiday short story,

 The Snow White Gift

is available on Kindle for FREE download

this Friday, November 29th!

©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

15 thoughts on “Repost: Thanks Given

    • Thank you, Kathryn! I passed on your complements to my mom – this is one of my favorite paintings of hers. She thanks you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving – bet it was delicious! 🙂 Hope you enjoy the little story – it is based on a true story from my mom’s childhood. Blessings. XO ♥ Diane


  1. I really love this poem Diane! I remember it from before; it’s so gentle, and so very “you”. 😊 I love the idea of shadows stretching designs, what a wonderful image. I keep coming back to read it again. Im going to print it so I have it in my evernotes on my IPad. 😊
    And, of course, your mum’s gorgeous painting. Please tell her how much I love it.

    Lots of love and hugs
    Xxx ❤


    • Thank you so much, Christine! When I wrote it last year, my potted snapdragons were still blooming – this year they are flowerless but alive, covered in snow. We’ve had about six inches since the middle of last week. My mom thanks you for the complements to her painting. It is one of my favorites of hers! Big hugs, lots of ♥


  2. Lovely as always, Diane–I especially love, “leaves fallen in faith”. I’m wondering about the tile painting–not very savvy about these–did she paint it on the tile, and then do the glazing/baking process? It’s gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you both–love, sis Caddo


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