Friday, August 31, 2007

Last night we drove over to beautiful Bear Lake for a picnic. We arrived just ahead of a storm, and as luck would have it, I happened to have my camera with me. The resulting photos reminded me of a poem I had written several years ago. Then, as now, there had been a series of challenging trials, inner storms that inspired new growth. May I remember the lessons of that time.

Withstanding the Elements

The storm gathers
Helpless to stop it
We can only endure its wrath
Gathering courage and comfort
From those around us
Who are veterans
Of the clouds.

Cheri J. Crane


Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Beautiful pictures, Cheri. And I really like the poem -- speaks to my heart.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Thank you, Candace. =)My family teases that I was born with a camera in one hand. What can I say---I love taking pictures. I especially like taking scenic shots, and photos of animals in the wild. (This would include some of my family) =D Kidding . . .

Anonymous said...

Cheri your poems are really great. Thanks for letting me know about your blog site.


Cheri J. Crane said...


Always good to hear from you. Glad you like the poems. It's a fun hobby. ;)

How are things in Texas? I saw your parents today in Montpelier. I guess they're up here for a family reunion. They looked good.

Take care and have a great rest of the day.

Je t'aime!