Coming Alive Again

It’s a crazy mixed up world we live in.  All you have to do is turn on the news to realize that.  Then there’s our own personal challenges added to the mix.  And…well…that can make us feel overwhelmed.  But there’s still beauty to be found in the middle of the broken.  My camera helps me seek and find it.  I’d like to share another poem that I wrote, several years ago, that was just published.  Go figure…just published after all these years!  Another surprise for me.  I thought I better hurry up and post this since spring is going to shift into summer soon…

Coming Alive Again


In spring there’s a freshness

and a beauty unfolds,

all that was sleeping

awakens for us to behold.


There’s a sigh of relief

that winter has ended,

even the birds are aware

of all that is splendid.


Woodland animals awaken,

peeking out their faces

slowly at the beginning,

from their resting places.

deer light x

Everything comes alive

like a rebirth,

a sense of anticipation

fills the whole earth.

pair of ducks 2

Dormant flowers rise up

to feel the sun’s warmth,

brown grass turns green

and color comes forth.

colors of spring

Gray skies become blue,

clouds look like marshmallows,

a tapestry on the ground

that is no longer fallow.


A colorful picture

and a marvelous sight —

when the world around us

is no longer black and white.

tulips 2

Written by:  Nancy Janiga

All photos taken by: ©Nancy Janiga

17 thoughts on “Coming Alive Again

    1. Thank you! My husband is still recovering from the transplant. After a few set backs, he’s doing much better now. Hoping and praying we can live this “new normal” without anymore steps backwards. 🙂

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  1. So beautiful and so fitting that another of your poems got published as just the right time. This reminds me so much of your’s and Bob’s “winter” and now the spring and summer with new life to look forward to. Our Amazing God!! Love you two.


    1. God’s timing is always perfect and always amazes me. I’ll never get used to it or take it for granted. That’s a good thing! 🙂 Blessings to you and Tom. x0x0


    1. Thank you! I’d like to hold onto spring for a bit longer but summer is on its way soon. There’s beauty to be found in all seasons and I’ll be on the look out. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations, Nancy. 🙂 This poem is absolutely wonderful, as well as the pictures. God’s timing–yes–is the best. ❤ So glad to read in the comments that Bob is on the mend too.
    Blessings to you both ~ Wendy


    1. Thank you so much, my friend! It’s baby steps for Bob’s recovery but he’s stepping in the right direction now and we are so grateful for that. Blessings!

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  3. I love the way you took your beautiful poem and combined it with your beautiful photos! Congrats to you dear sister! Love You!❤️


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