Abundance, Dewdrops and Other Poems by Jim Pool

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(Jim Pool, April 23, 2015)


Cornucopias of companionship
Feasts of fellowship, forgiveness and faith
Courses of children laughing
Sundaes of smiles
Joy dripping down the chin

The abundance of …
A hummingbird
A winter rose
A moment shared
Ten fingers and ten toes

The abundance of blue skies on a cloudy day




Life 201

In the school of life

There is a course called


An elective we might wish it to be

But it’s a pre-req for maturity.

Learning to be thankful for this teacher.





Each new day

My life is clay

Wetted by the water of love

Dew of mercy from above

Malleable once again





Joy comes in small moments,

Fleeting moments –

Butterfly landing, wind dancing,

Loved one laughing,

Simply sitting and life tasting –

That busyness misses,

Scarcity diminishes,

And gratitude celebrates.




Consider the Daffodils

Consider the daffodils
How they weathered the ills
That the storm mills
Threw at them.

Spring cold,
Record-setting snow,
Threatened their grow,
To stymie them.

Daffodils retreated within,
Drew strength from the bulb,
And thrived.




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The neighbor’s lawn is shining.

Little gossamer diamonds

Sparkling in the thin, clear light

Of morning.

Treasure from the emptied pockets

Of playful garden gnomes.




Geary Park

The boughs bend but they do not breakctechad
The leaves turn but it does not fear
Even in suffering there can be beauty
The leaves fall but it does not die
Spring awaits




Good Neighbors


What more could be said

About this fashionable,

Fabulous, friendly

City of Eagles?

Truly a treasure at the end of this

Rainbow city.

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Of all shapes and sizes and colors.

Ferndale’s riches are its people:

Passionate for all things crafted locally;

Committed to community, justice, service

And giving all an equal chance.

Truly a city of

Good neighbors.


Jim Pool and his family, “The Pool Party,” live in Ferndale. Pool is Pastor at Renaissance Vineyard in Ferndale. Learn more at http://www.renvc.com/.

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