Until the Morning’s Dew

When my eyelids fall so heavy

And my thoughts are all of You,

I know I’ll soon be sleeping

until the morning’s dew.

The moonlight falls so quietly

upon my windowpane

and the stars begin to twinkle

as the angels say Your name.

I try so hard to stay awake

So I can really pray,

but You calm my restless spirit so

I have no words to say.

Just know that I do love You

and pray within my dreams,

that I’ll see You in the morning

when the morning dewdrops gleam.

D. Elaine Wood-Lane

4/27/99

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I’ve Moved!

Ok, I haven’t literally physically moved anyway. Only my blog has moved. My new blog address is:

https://sunshinerose.org

All of my previous posts found here on Pocket Full of Sun have been moved to Sunshine Rose and all of my new posts will be found there too.  Why, you may ask, have I moved?  Because I wanted to have more flexibility in creating my own style of blog, my own blog name, and, well, because I think it’s good to shake the dust off of things periodically, don’t you?  

I hope you’ll join me over on the new page! 

Peace and love,

Elaine

True Story 

Today, on my way to work, I stopped by a 7-11 store that I go to fairly frequently. On the cashier’s counter, were several hand made pins. The clerk then told me that there is a homeless man who comes in often. She said they give him free coffee and in return, he gives them pins and other jewelry that he makes from found objects.  The clerk gave this one to me.  Good being done in this old world. Good being done!  

Go and be blessed today!

If I Could Teach the World to Sing…

Wow! Sometimes I love the internet and sharing things with people around the world. I shared some of my Ireland pictures on my jigsaw puzzle app and got best picture 2 weeks in a row. I didn’t even realize it until later. Then today I suddenly realized I had 247 comments on the same puzzle in at least a dozen different languages!! I’m just blown away by that! I knew I loved the picture, but that so many others liked it too is really cool. (I’m so easily impressed, aren’t I?) This is the photo that has garnered so much interest.

  
In other news, I found out yesterday that I’m in the top 15% of read reviewers (8992 people) on Trip Advisor because of the places I reviewed while on our Ireland/Spain/England/France trip two years ago.   

My point is, sometimes we get frustrated by how burdensome the internet can be and by how we seem, in some ways, to be more disconnected from people. For the first 30+ years of my life, though, I would only have connected with people I met personally or maybe a pen pal in another country through school or something. Now, we live in truly a more connected world. More people are traveling abroad. There are international online communities for nearly every subject or interest known to humankind, news is known almost instantly, and we make friends with people we’ve never met in person. Lastly, through something as trivial as a photo for a jigsaw puzzle, we can bring enjoyment to people we’ve never met and who don’t even share a common language with us. 

I’m feeling more connected to the world at large in a positive way tonight than I ever have before.  When I was a little girl, I think in the late 1960’s or 1970’s, there was a Coca-Cola commercial that came out on television where people from all over the world were holding hands and singing, 

“I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company
I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills

For peace through out the land
(That’s the song I hear)

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony…”

That’s the way I feel tonight.  Yes, I’m a peace, hope, and love gal all the way to the bone. I feel closer to that ideal than I have in a long, long time. 

D. Elaine Wood-Lane

5/24/17

Fairy Dust and Starlight

Fairy dust and starlight,
Excite a little girl’s heart,
She’s sure there is magic,
In the sparkle of the stars.

She was only five
and had a rough life,
now in a new home,
she prayed for less strife.

Her foster parents spoke of Jesus
and going to Sunday School,
they gave her a new dress,
with sparkles, lace and tulle.

There were sparkles in her eyes,
but they slid down her face.
seems mean little girls,
didn’t know about grace.

The pretty lady noticed,
and took her in her arms,
“Honey, you look beautiful
with your sparkles and your charm.

The other little girls are jealous,
But they don’t mean you harm.
You just keep on sparkling,
Jesus made you so.

You have fairy dust and starlight,
to share with us,
and remind us of His love.

Doris Elaine Wood-Lane
10/24/16

Little Squirrel–A Poem for Children

Little squirrel, little squirrel,
please go away,
you can come back,
some other day!

We’re all out of corn,
bird seed and suet,
but if you’ll please leave,
I promise to get right to it.

You standing at the window,
tapping on the glass,
chattering angrily at me,
will not speed me up,
just wait and you’ll see!

You’re very cute
with your black button eyes,
and your chubby little cheeks,
but those will do nothing,
except gather flies.

So, go away, go away!
Why won’t you leave?
I’ve never met
such an ornery old thing!

Ok, I’ll go buy you
all kinds of seed,
if you’ll just hush up
and listen,
and then leave me be!

Doris Elaine Wood-Lane
4/27/17

Old Man

Playing cards or dominos,
as we do every week,
he slipped back into French,
then could barely speak.

His brain had grown too tired,
and his body soon it followed.

I know he is old and frail
and today he cannot think,
but it’s a hurtful thing to see,
and even harder to swallow.

Doris Elaine Wood-Lane
4/27/17