Letting Go


Letting Go

Peeling away layers
An endless letting go
Until finally hands
Wide open
Receive the Gift
Much earlier than desired

Like a dragonfly
Flitting across the sky
Iridescent shimmering
A brief but bright
That dazzles the beholder

Like a crashing wave
Upon the shore
Sending squeals of joy
Through a child
And then is gone

Geese flying overhead
Honking goodbye
Held by community
A sign of change
An expected reality

A glint reveals the glass
That the sea has
Tossed back,
Transformed treasure
The Gift returned.

  • Suzanne St. Yves

Reflection Questions

What are you being called to let go of?

Has something been transformed beautifully in your life?


Gently open my hands,  Creator, to the transformation process. May I receive this treasure with joy and peace.  Amen.

About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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2 Responses to Letting Go

  1. Karen Wheadon says:

    Beautiful poem Suzanne. Also another one of your great questions hitting home with me:)

    I hope you’re feeling great comfort in being back in your homeland of Winnipeg again. I miss Wpg as it was home for me for 16 years and lovely memories of being a family there with Ben. Strange, I don’t have that sense of home in LIC anymore. It’s a place I grew up as a young girl. I do however enjoy spending part of my year there. Future?? Not sure, re home. I do miss Wpg and think about it lots.

    We are a week here now in Ubud.Ubud very busy, touristy, mega stores, restaurants, etc. glad we are outside about 20 min walk. Very peaceful. Likely not too much changed in the time when you were here. Randy engaged in taxes. I’ve been in to Ubud 3-4 times looking around. This morning did nice walk through rice fields. Yesterday I was in monkey forest area. Actually walked the road parallel to it on route to small village to find a certain Batik store. All is well, Hope you are having a nice day….spring has arrived in Wpg I see:) Love, Karen Sent from my iPad


    • sstyves says:

      We miss you in Winnipeg too.

      Gosh, I do not remember mega stores in Ubud. That sounds horrid. I did not really explore certain things I guess. I was in the Monkey Forest and in other parts of the island. By now, you will have seen so much similar beauty that maybe Ubud was not a good choice.

      Spring left Winnipeg overnight. Should be back next week though. 😉

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