Morning Star

Morning Star

The dark hours, ever deepening,
Winter chill, heart gripping,
Yet shiny orb, gently warming,
The Morning Star, dawn awaking.
~ D.F.

“I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star.”
~ Revelation 22:16

I have been informed by a young botany enthusiast that this flower is a Pigeon Orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum). Thanks, Isaac!

Mene Tekel Peres

The Visitation


Slow may be His writing,
But its meaning is clear,
Your visitation draws near.


Regarding Belshazzar, the Chaldean king:

“MENE, God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it;
TEKEL, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting;
PERES, your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

~ Daniel 5:25-28

The Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree

Autumn leaves come alive,
Oddly in tropical clime.

School children walking by,
A warm spectrum upon them shines.

For like this tree,
God deemed it right,
Creating these kids
with special needs and likes.

So with a kinder eye,
Look beyond and deep,
Rainbows stir us to life!
When our tired senses fall asleep.

~ D.F.


I have never seen this tree in autumn colours until yesterday November 13 just after midday. It is located on the sidewalk near the visitors’ entrance to the Rainbow Centre at Margaret Drive, Singapore, a school dedicated to the care of children with special needs including those with autistic spectrum disorder (Do visit their homepage at

Disclaimer: This personal post in no way represents the views of the Rainbow Centre.