Floating Lilies

Lily Pads: On our backyard pond, an unexpected flash of white

I saw flotilla of white,
A new and intriguing sight.
Lily pads floating free,
Blades of aquatic beauty.

Simplicity and grace adrift
They offer a momentary lift.
Floating leaf-cups sweet and nice
Refuge from a noisy life. 

I long to skip across each plate
Each one able to lift the weight.
I laugh at such folly of course--
I'm held up by a higher force.
     ----- G Hill
Water Lilies, Bokeh, Flowers, Pond
Water Lily, White, Lily Pad, Pond

Lily pads, round and green, holding me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear. —Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies


Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand
. Isaiah 41:10

See Also:

Lily Pad, Aquatic Plant, Water, Lake

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    I never really thought about skipping over the lily pads – what wonderful imagery! as you well know I love how you include the scripture! Beautiful! Thank you!

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