watermelon fields

Out In The Fields With God
by Louise Imogen Guiney

The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The foolish fears of what might pass,
I cast them all away,
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay,
Among the hushing of the corn
Where drowsy poppies nod, 
Where ill thoughts die and good are born--
Out in the fields with God.

Across the street from our house, lies this shady green field.  It does it's best to shelter from the heat, but Louisiana summers are hotter than a hornet's nest.  The kids run and play, while I sit panting in the shade.  I'm forced to be still.  No folding laundry or cleaning the kitchen.  Just sitting and watching, and playing and dreaming.  I've learned to love our hot little picnics.  I don't miss the distractions.  I relish the simplicity.  There God does the talking and I do the listening.


Cole said...

I love this Joye! Especially that last part. :)

a little bit vintage said...

Lovely post, friend! :) Such sweet pics. I LOVE your blanket!


Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

such a great post!! i love the way He slows us down so we can listen.

Southern Gal said...

Hot summers and sweet memories. This is beautiful.

Andrea said...


Maria @ The Trochelmans said...

I love that-simplicity at it's finest.

ps-I love that blanket!!

Kristin said...

Your kiddos are so precious, Joye. I loved that poem too. And your thoughts about no distractions and simplicity....that's what my heart longs for.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Beautiful, Joye...as always! Your blog is always a breath of fresh air (even amid the sweltering heat!). :)

Wendy said...

Your posts take me to a different place (I live in LA-no fields across from anywhere here!)-just beautiful-thanks for sharing your heart-I am soooo there in spirit! :)

mommara said...

Precious babies, precious words.

Anonymous said...

how beautiful! when i stumbled upon your blog, i loved the pictures! between the blanket and the watermelon, all the colours just seem to glow. :)

Sara said...

Simply delightful.


Simoney said...

Hey Joye
I keep seeing your name everywhere lately it seems! Another friend just recommend your blog... so here I am at last. I'm friends (in RL and Blog-worl) with PaisleyJade... and another of your fans, Weza. I'm Simone, from New ZEaland, and your blog is beautiful. So I will be back. Have a lovely day

Melissa said...

Oh fer Pete's Melon's!
How precious!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

ahhh, no folding laundry, just sitting.


no distractions.

God stirring our hearts.

what a beautiful place to be!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

p.s. - your kiddies are truly gorgeous. what precious memories.

Kelly said...

Love your gorgeous kiddos!! :)

Anonymous said...

so good to hear God in the heat of creation

beautiful pics
lovely words

love and light

Heather said...

So sweet! Great pics. :)

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arielle said...

they are so adorable!
you have a lovely blog and a beautiful family :)


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