cool morning breeze
plays a quiet tune thru the windchimes
Sunday morning hymn
shouting from cedar top to cedar top
first golden leaves
gently fall to the ground
Sunday morning offertory
golden and heavy with seed
bowing in the morning breeze
Prayers of thanksgiving
late summer drought
brings the first color of autumn
sassafras leaves & sheaves of sumac
Ordinary Time, the Last Sunday of August
cool morning breeze
Thankfulness is mixed with the sad inevitability of time passing in this beautiful poem.
Fall is my favorite season. The leaves are starting to fall here. Just wish the temperatures would dip a little too.
this was religious and sweet. one of my favorites this week’s poetry pantry.
These little word gems are like the pretty coloured leaves propelling down to the ground.
I love the thought of such mornings.. the scents and colors exploding right before we enter the shades of grey…
very peaceful ….
Such a lovely offering Kathleen ~ Love the collection ~
Just lovely. I am beginning to think about autumn, but I hope it stay at bay for a hile longer!
nice….you took us to church today….and did it through nature…
which i find to be one of the best churches
love those sassafras leaves… photo is very cool… nice read
only a few more weeks… I’ll call
I continue to be amazed at how your poetry so eloquently captures the seasons in nature and in our lives. You are really observant!
P.S. The beagle says hi!
Tell my beagle boy hello for me – we have a new fella in our lives – Theodore Valentine – dachshund and terrier (maybe) mix He is a charmer and a lover.
So good to hear from you, Nancy – K
So good, this one–a liturgy made for the likes of me, for sure. Reminds me of a favorite quote from Wendell Berry:
“I don’t think it is enough appreciated how much an outdoor book the Bible is.[…]It is best read and understood outdoors, and the farther outdoors the better. Or that has been my experience of it. Passages that within walls seem improbable or incredible, outdoors seem merely natural. This is because outdoors we are confronted everywhere with wonders . . .”
I love that quote, Jeff, thanks so much for sharing it with me.
I love your church very much – it is the same one I attend. Smiles. These are so beautiful!