Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pondering: A Modern Psalm

Rinsed with Gold, Endless, Walking the Fields
By Robert Siegel

Let this day’s air praise the Lord—
Rinsed with gold, endless, walking the fields,
Blue and bearing the clouds like censers,
Holding the sun like a single note
Running through all things, a basso profundo
Rousing the birds to an endless chorus.

Let the river throw itself down before him,
The rapids laugh and flash with his praise,
Let the lake tremble about its edges
And gather itself in one clear thought
To mirror the heavens and the reckless gulls
That swoop and rise on its glittering shores.

Let the lawn burn continually before him
A green flame, and the tree’s shadow
Sweep over it like the baton of a conductor,
Let winds hug the housecorners and woodsmoke
Sweeten the world with her invisible dress,
Let the cricket wind his heartspring
And draw the night by like a child’s toy.

Read the rest here at Flourish magazine. It's well worth the time.

1 comment:

  1. Glorious poem, Doraine - "Let winds hug the housecorners" and so much more. I clicked over - the last couple of stanzas caused an image of you leading yoga to appear in my mind.... :0)