Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn is a king's progress


I walk in your world
a mercy, a healing - 

Like a cooper of barrels
you bind the mountains with ribbing
your hand rests on rambunctious seas
they grow peaceful
     the brow of a sleeping child

Autumn is a king's progress
     largesse lies ripe on the land

up, down the furrow your midas touch
rains gold;
     rainbows are from your glance

Fall of rain, evenfall, all all is blessing!

Daniel Berrigan from the book Earth Prayers From around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth