With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 

 Isaiah 12:3

It rains on the just
and the unjust equally,
quenching thirsty hearts
while flooding stone cold reason
entrenched through the centuries.

Showers, heaven-born
pour out the richest of grace,
filthy hands raised high
purified by springs of love;
living water for parched souls.

Now soaked in mercy
like fresh springs in a wasteland,
approach with all joy
to drink from salvation’s well;
impermeable no more.

Poetry Type: Tanka



Filed under Holy Spirit, Inspiration, Jesus, Life, Poetry

32 responses to “Spring

  1. I love it! Will have to try one now–after reading your triolet, I did one, too. See what an inspiration you are? 😉

    Quite aside for that, this is a gorgeous picture (I mean the poem–tho the photo’s great, too). The metaphor of water has always particularly captured me. He is so good.

    Love, Cindy

    • Hi Cindy,

      This is my first visit to the world of blogging in almost 3 months! Not sure why…no good excuse. I suppose I just needed the break. Looking forward to diving back in and getting caught up on your posts.

  2. Oops! Quite aside from that . . .

  3. Another beautiful poem, Scotti. “Filthy hands raised high purified by springs of love;” I love the visual of humanity reaching skyward for God’s cleansing rain of grace.

    God’s peace, Scotti.


  4. I surely needed this message of hope today! My hands are raised high and I thank God for His mercy and Grace. He is so good to me!

  5. Hi Scotti,

    I love springtime in the natural realm and in the spiritual. There is nothing quite like seeing God doing a new work in someone’s life or causing new growth to spring forth in someone who is already walking with Him. Thanks for sharing your poem.


  6. Sylvia

    Hi Scotti Like Cindy, water has always spoken so much to me of God’s provision, cleansing, restoration, joy, refreshing etc etc so loved this beautiful poem of yours. As ever, thank you.

  7. Thanks again. I’ve found I need to read your poems several times–separated by time. Not that they aren’t good the first time, but they grow richer with repeated exposure. This time I caught the rhythm.

  8. Scotti.. as always, deeply reflective… thank you for bring peace to my day!!!

    • Hi Cindy…I have so much reading to catch up on. Sorry for the delay in my response to your comment. I needed a blog break but ready to jump back into reading and writing.

  9. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Immediately came to mind while reading this. Thanks for this.

  10. Scotti,
    Thanks for sharing the living water!

  11. Brilliant messages, brilliant writing….

  12. matt

    Scotti, I love this poem! Also, I’d never heard of the ‘tanka’ form and I’m thrilled to be introduced to it via your graceful poem. All the best, Matt

  13. Amen!! God’s grace cleanses all that are willing…..the riches of his love open to all. Nothing is more valuable than than…..God’s and his love for us.

  14. Hey Scotti – just comin’ back around to say hi and see if you are still writing your beautiful and inspiring poetry. Hope you are well.


  15. Sam

    What beautiful hope you express in this beautiful poem… Thank you for dropping by my blog, and I am sure I will be a frequent visitor to this peaceful world of yours.

  16. oh how fresh and soothing is the sweet water of his spirit – and my hands are so dirty and cracked

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