The Plateau Area Writers Association, a gathering of accomplished and aspiring writers, is dedicated to forming writer’s critique groups, encouraging our writers’ creative efforts and providing community services while huddled in the shadow of Mount Rainier in the Plateau area of Southeast King & Northeast Pierce counties.
With God in the Garden
By Marjorie Eldred
There comes a bright and happy day
When you and I will pause,
Forget about the shadows, grey,
And look instead at “The Cause
We’ll follow Spring’s voice and go outside
While she’s still waiting there.
We’ll touch, with her, the Primrose face
And breathe her gentle air.
Behold the budding tulip poised
And waiting for the time
When sunlight brings her forth to bloom
In splendor, so sublime.
We’ll walk through Autumn’s cast-off clothes
And search for the promise of
New dresses of yellow and white and rose
Spring, wearing the Father’s Love.
And when we must pick up our task,
Return to the stress and strain,
We’ll take with us that love, we’ll ask,
“Can’t we visit the garden again?”
For we found our “Father” waiting there,
His arms reached out to cheer,
To solace, refresh, confirm His care
For us, still struggling here.
He waits there still, so let’s take the time
To welcome Spring, Summer, Fall;
To immerse our souls, yes, both yours and mine
In the love oe’r the garden wall.