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Five Minute Friday: Quiet [Roots]

Quiet Roots

Underneath, beneath the ground . . .

Do you ever ask what shall I do this day?

Or do you just stay the course?

The course of spreading out

Soaking in nutrients

Seeking moisture

Storing energy

Do you ever wonder what you will be?

Do you know if you support a tree

Or do you know you are a tuber, like

a sweet potato or a red one?


Oh, I wish I were a root . . .

Without a care in the world

Just meandering, wandering

Never wondering

Just being . . .
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Five Minute Friday

11 responses to “Five Minute Friday: Quiet [Roots]”

  1. This is beautiful! Joining with you for Five Minute Friday 🙂

  2. Very creative, Kel. I do think all the quiet, underground "work," as we assimilate nutrients, causes a lot more growth than activity. Getting quiet w/ you,LoveLynni

  3. Hi Megan, I enjoyed reading your blog this morning, but couldn't find a way to comment. I so resonated, because I LOVE to meet with the Lord in my journal. It's a quiet, safe place, and it takes time. I think that that is a good thing…..luxuriating in time with Jesus. Bless you for writing on your blog what you did. And in journaling classes, we often do a "five-minute sprint." It's amazing how much one can say in a brief space of time. Blessings, Lynn Morrissey

  4. The quiet allows for such beautiful wandering and meandering. I agree with Lynn above – this was such a creative take on "Quiet".

  5. Lynni- I am always suprised by the five minute fridays and the direction a single word takes us…I actually combined last week's word (roots) with this week's word (quiet) and then this little poem started scribbling itself on the page 🙂 I love our Creator who gives us creative moments…Love-Kel

  6. thanks for stopping by and enjoying the quiet with me…I always have been fascinated by roots…it was Five Minute Friday's word last week and I was out of town…so I combined the words today and this is what came to the surface…

  7. Denise-I appreciate your kind words.

  8. Megan- I love FMF and journaling and your post…I popped over and read it and left a comment…

  9. Kel-Quiet and Roots……what a combination. This is the season for quiet, 'storing energy'. Love the direction the Lord lead you in this.

  10. Thanks Jody- I love how the Lord weaves words, thoughts and ideas together to reveal a needed truth or direction or encouragement.

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About Me

Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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