Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Feast of St. Francis

Sisters of St. Francis of the Neuman Community
from "Canticle of the Sun," by St. Francis of Assisi: "Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance."

Bird-song rises 
in clear, liquid waves

as golden leaves arc

to the ground.

Heavy gold

must fall.

October heat

gives way 
to winter rain

yet inevitably life flows 

like the breeze
rising from the broad sea
to the high Sierra;

grey clouds rise

and heavy snow falls.

All the living waters

give praise.


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