by Mary Harwell Sayler
Stop! Look. See the Christmas flowers blooming beside the pond – red stars with a small green sphere at the center – and a lone duck winters on the lake. Listen! Carolers make their way down the street, singing in the dark, and porch lights come on to greet them, and a light fog covers the earth with white gauze, and a lone duck winters on the lake. Feel the soft cotton against your arms as you slide between the sheets and pray your sleep tonight will not be hindered as, on the lake, a lone duck winters.
Mary Harwell Sayler began reading the Bible and writing poems in childhood and never stopped! Eventually, she placed over 2,500 poems, prayers, articles, and children’s stories as well as books in all genres, many of which can be found on Amazon. After collecting prayers and promises from the major translations of the Bible, she paraphrased them into contemporary English, and published the Book of Bible Prayers then Kneeling on the Promises of God. Mary also selected poems from her previously published works for A Gathering of Poems. She provides online help for poets and other communicators for Christ while remaining active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and, gratefully, Agape Review.