Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Every Fall, the Lake

Every fall, the lake
quieter than summer
waves gently washing
lapping the same shore

Echoes of winter
in the air, memory
soon to be frozen
as if for eternity

The changing of the seasons
life, evolving
seeking to aid, to comfort
ever the same, yet changing

Part of creation
God’s beauty
the calls of the geese,
a staccato of other voices

Calling to us, slowly
to center, in nature
the rhythm of the waves
gently pushing toward us

A palette of colors
every fall, the lake
in the season before dying
a wondrous statement it makes.

September 28, 2011
Rolling Ridge Day Apart Retreat
“Poetry, Nature, and the Language of the Land”
led by Ray McGinnis
Write to the Heart workshops

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