Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Branson Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music




The Branson Hills Are Alive With the Sound Of Music

As I sit here on the terrace overlooking Branson’s hills
I’m in awe of all the beauty, and the sounds they give me chills

I feel like Julie Andrews in that movie we hold dear
The wonderful “Sound of Music” that we watch from year to year

Yes the hills are alive, or so it seems… with oh so many sounds
The trees are gently swaying as the raindrops hit the ground

The wind is rustling through the trees and the birds are singing songs
The lake is lapping softly as the wind moves it along

The hills behind the water have a gentle, subtle hew
They are gold, orange, green, and red, and brown, and the farthest ones are blue

The clouds are such a heavy gray, but the sun is peeking through
As they move slowly ore the hills they're adding to the view

I woke up early and came outside at the first light of the day
I didn’t want to miss the show of this heavenly display

The lovely sounds make music to my open, listening ears
The view is oh so picturesque it nearly causes tears

As I age my tastes are changing… now I take the time to see
All the wonders the Creator placed on earth for you and me

God in his all awesome splendor gave these gifts for us to view
The wind, the rain, the trees, the lakes, the birds that soar past too

This scene is so breathtaking that I sit here rather still
As I pray and see these blessings all around the Branson hills

Have you ever really listened to the varied songs they sing?
Yes, the hills are alive and singing, and their director is my King!

Linda Hogeland October 2009

9 comments:

Anna Gray said...

Hi Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your comment was so sweet! :0)

Love your blog. I think I visited it once back in June or July. The picture on this post looks sooo peacful. Love how the sun looks in it. :0)

His Doorkeeper said...

Linda, Thanks for your comment on my blog! Love your poem! Looks like you had a great time at Branson. We live a little over an hour away from Branson and we go up frequently just for supper and shop a couple of hours and come home!!

Your pictures were beautiful!

Kate said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

Oooh! I love the last line! Your poems are always beautiful and I feel like I can experience it along with you because you do such a good job at making me feel like I'm there.

croleyc69 said...

Sooooo Beautiful !!!
Caroline

Holly said...

Wow! You've made all those hills come alive in your poem!

Persuaded said...

What beautiful pictures! Fall is my very favorite season... thanks for sharing the fall scenes from your "neck of the woods":)

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Just beautiful, Linda...I feel like I can see and feel the beauty from your words...

Sharon Ward said...

Your poetry is just beautiful!! My aren't you talented. Your words have a quiet vivid visual effect.

Sharon Ward