It has been awhile since I worked with the online Magnetic Poetry Kit. I became inspired when I read Kat Myrman’s poem today. You might want to check out her blog as she writes a variety of poetry and more. Today I was thinking about waiting for the light. Click To Tweet


Waiting for Dawn


Brown bough wet with rain

Wind rustles through the forest

I walk beneath cover of night

Green grass thick and moist

an ancient pathway for my wanderings

I watch for the light to shine

Full on this beautiful world

Quietly listening as bird songs

Breathe fresh sweet harmony

Into our nature sanctuary



Sometimes I have trouble finding the right words for a poem. This afternoon it came together with only a little bit of a challenge. It is a fun exercise. If you have never done it I would highly recommend giving it a try. You might surprise yourself with what you create. Click To Tweet



I thought the following scripture fit in well with my poem, as it refers to our waiting for the return of Christ in all his glory. This is our sure hope.


2 Peter 1:19-21 The Message (MSG)

We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it.

It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts.

The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion.

And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word.


I’m linking up with: #Glimpses, #MomentsofHope, #LMMLinkup, #InspireMeMonday, #TeaAndWord, #TellHisStory, #TestimonyTuesday, #TuneInThursday, #HeartEncouragement

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18 thoughts on “Waiting for the Dawn: A Magnetic Poetry Creation

  1. I love your poem Gayl. I do my magnetic musings on an iPhone. There is a nice app that blocks the background out. If you don’t have an iPhone maybe there is a comparable app for your computer or other phone. It’s called Magic Eraser. ?

    1. Thank you so much, Kat, and thank you for inspiring me. 🙂 I’ll check into that app. It might make it a bit easier.

      Sending you blessings and hugs!

  2. Dear Gayl,
    What beautiful words, and a perfect Scripture to tie it all together. Yes we do wait for our Morning Star to rise in our hearts! I love this portion of your Magnetic Poetry, and the images it conveys:

    “Quietly listening as bird songs
    Breathe fresh sweet harmony
    Into our nature sanctuary”

    I am so grateful for the beauty that your words provide on a grey, cold day here. Blessings, Love, and Hugs to you, Dear Friend!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement, dear Bettie. I’m so glad my words provided some beauty for you today!

      About 8 grandchildren just arrived so I’d better go.

      Blessings and much love to you, my sweet sister/poet/friend! xoxo

    1. Yes, it’s a very encouraging scripture. Thank so much for visiting. I’m glad you enjoy my poems.

      Blessings to you, sweet Tara! xo

  3. I love the graphic where you showed how you put it all together! Thanks for beautiful words supported by Truth! It was kind of you to share your pre-dawn roaming with your readers!

  4. Such lovely words! And that hope we have is sure… love how you tied them together. It’s a joy to follow you at Blessed But Stressed today. Bless you!

  5. Thank you for sharing this great writing resource on the #LMMLinkup this week. Your poem invited me on a spiritual journey of gratefulness for God’s morning blessings.

  6. Dear Gayl, this is such beautiful, evocative poetry! These lines jumped out at me today:
    “I walk beneath cover of night…
    I watch for the light to shine..”
    They so aptly sum up the human condition, don’t they? We live in a dark world where God’s Light is ever present for those with hungry hearts and eyes alert enough to see it.
    Thank you for this lovely magnetic poetry offering. It soothed my tired soul to drop by your peaceful place, read and reflect on your inspired words. Bless you, sweet sister/poet/friend! 🙂 xox

    1. Yes, the world may be dark, but God’s light shines brightly. We just need to open our eyes and ears to see.

      I’m so glad you were soothed as you read these words. You also encourage me, my sweet friend!

      Many blessings to you and much love! xoxo

  7. Don’t you just love how God makes it all come together so easily sometimes and then other times its as if He is stretching us and growing us in the process of struggling through something ? Love your poems, you did great with the words this time and I think you do great with them all the time. Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday

    1. Yes, I’m glad it’s easy sometimes, but I guess it would be boring if it was easy all the time. ? He definitely uses things to grow and stretch us.

      Thank you, Debbie! I”m glad you love the poems. I really appreciate your encouragement!

      Many blessings to you!

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