“time to greet the day”
a quiet voice whispers
Dawn has barely broken
life is stirring
before my boots crunch
leaves are rustling
the trees wave goodbye to summer
silhouetted by warm rays
small creatures forage
growing fat and furry
year end’s harvest awaits
for the final gleaning
birds feeling winter’s nudge migrate
moving families south
and I smile
none lugging boxes of storage
I never see worry stashed in burrows
or tiny angry fists
nature moves forward
as always it persists
we least patient in creation
gain an unhealthy weight
yet worry gives us nothing
stress carried in furrows
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
I’m sharing this today with Poets United where there is a pantry rich with poetry and GodInterest where words are placed to lighten the load.
16 thoughts on “Dawn Greeter #poetry #sundaydevotion #fall”
As if the winter is calling one and all in its lap.
how quietly flows the Nature…beautifully captured…only if we had faith as small as a mustard seed we would not have carried stress in furrows…
yes so true Sumana – there is much to be learned from nature
It’s a beautiful poem announcing the coming of winter.
i feel the edge, the move in your lines,
So much truth in your words and that last stanza really sings out.
I think we should be a little less concerned about ourselves. and maybe take care of others…
Yes, so true! What does worry gain us besides furrows? Nothing at all. We could learn much from those furry creatures in our midst! I really like this poem, Leslie. It is a good one for this time of year.
I love the idea of no furrows in the burrows……sadly, we worry enough for all species, to no good end! Loved this poem, kiddo.
let’s listen to nature, it has many things to share.
i like how you paint autumn… the sounds of leaves
The lessons we should take from nature…I especially loved, ‘I never see worry stashed in burrows’.
I like the Bible quotes. Man cannot control everything and fashion everything to his will. Good lesson.
Wonderful poem, Leslie.
The more one gives the more one gets in return from other sources. This works in most situations. Beautiful write Moonie!
Oh I just love your Biblical passages. I remember them still from childhood when I would read my Bible or as a teenager reading his Our Daily Bread booklets that come through the mail. I love your passages it’s true!!!
A well written poem about a squirrel.