Tankwa Karoo

The remnants of frosting fog
rest in the valleys
Like patches avoiding the quilt
they try to escape the rising sun
I watch my breath
as it clouds my sight
All is barren and lifeless

As the mist moves
a glistening jewel is revealed
Harsh cold coats a downy feather
frosty crystals sparkling
Courageously facing despair
Softly holding vulnerability
Deeply moving me

[Written for K. K., a new friend]

© Heath Cassidy 2016


Psalm 91:4  (NIV)
“He will cover you with his feathers
and under his wings you will find refuge.”

Tankwa Karoo
: an arid, but beautiful region in South Africa

5 thoughts on “Tankwa Karoo

  1. Hurricane Matthew is breathing down the neck of my state this morning, soon to arrive. As I sip coffee and pray in the calm before the storm, I find this jewel. Thank you for allowing Holy Spirit to use you to confirm His mighty hand of protection. Blessings, brother.

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