550. I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. ~Thomas Hood

The ground is hard,
As hard as stone.
The year is old,
And yet the world,
In its distress,
Displays a certain
Loveliness.
~Excerpts from a poem by
John Updike

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In hushed stillness a gloomy, gray shroud has hung over the garden today, and out of the chilling grayness November has weeped drippy tears. Drip, drip, drip started the mist in the night, and ever since the ground has been soaking up the felicitous wealth. On and on it has drizzled as it often does in autumn knowing that, though the garden wanes, earth’s womb has begun mothering spring’s progeny. Roots, strong and deep, need the moisture to grow and gather the vigor they’ll need months from now to push life forth from naked branch and barren soil. And in the muted stillness of the day, I’ve felt is a familiar Presence, a holy Presence, the Overseer of all things great and small. Though it be the Sabbath, God walks His Eden still in the cool of the day for therein lies the heartbeat of Creation, child of His love and light.

Those who sow with tears will reap songs of joy. ~Psalm 126:5  ✝

16 thoughts on “550. I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. ~Thomas Hood

  1. those tears are dripping here tonight—but so needed–but boy this grey blah day has been hard. . .and yes, His presence is near, even in the grey. . .thank you for always bringing me back to what is the heart of the matter—
    my love to Texas and to you 🙂
    julie

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  2. “November has weeped drippy tears.”
    –What a beautiful, poetic line Natalie.
    “Roots, strong and deep, need the moisture to grow and gather the vigor they’ll need months from now to push life forth from naked branch and barren soil.”
    –I like to think of this as a spiritual analogy. Have you ever heard of the growing process of the bamboo tree? I love it. I wrote a post on it once. Maybe you’d like to see it here:
    http://stacilys.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/the-bamboo-tree/
    Lovely as usual Natalie.
    Hugs and blessings
    🙂 ❤

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