Here is my daughter's poem . I had my students write their own from Luci Shaw's poem. Blessed be God for bare branches, for dry crackling leaves crunching beneath worn out boots. For the trickling water in the creek, the buds of daffodils promising their grand entrance, and the chirping birds who are laying eggs for the coming season. Glory be to God for the spinning of the earth that never ceases. For nature's cycles- spring, summer, fall, and winter. Birth, life, and death. Nothing stands still in God's creation. It is an ever moving benediction.