Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn



Your arrival is unobtrusive.
Gently, almost imperceptibly,
there is a change in the character of the wind.
Oh, the heavy, sullen heat of summer
still dominates - but there is something different.

Now there is a chill in the night air.
We snuggle under the warmth of blankets
retrieved from closets, smelling sweet and clean.
The wind is crisp and clear,
sweeping away the idleness of summer;
putting new energy and life in our walk.

May it be so in my life, Lord.
As Your Spirit gently moves,
let there be a transformation, however gradual.
Come with clean, refreshing breezes,
taking away the old,
and bringing new life.

I am linking to Emily's imperfect prose.

19 comments:

deb said...

I've been reading ,but a little behind in commenting, Linda..

my husband is Italian.. btw.. what region is yours from?

autumn can be not so subtle where I live, but this year in particular it is absolutely perfect.

-t- said...

May it be so in my life, Lord.
As Your Spirit gently moves,
let there be a transformation, however gradual.
Come with clean, refreshing breezes,
taking away the old,
and bringing new life.

Amen!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I love the gentleness of this poem. It really reflects his gentleness, his quiet voice.
Great poem.

Brian Miller said...

may it be so...
this season is my fav, for all those reasons and more..there are things i need the wind to cleanse though...

Dawn said...

Beautiful as usual. We are looking forward so much to seeing the colors in Maine. Sure hope it's good weather!

emily wierenga said...

yes, Lord. breathe new life.

linda, i love how you characterize the wind. how you give it personality and make it flow... this is a lovely poem, and one that makes me want to sing. love you. thanks so much for linking and for always encouraging me. xo

Sandy said...

This is a beautifully written poem,
Linda. I feel your enjoyment for the
changes He brings with autumn, my
favorite season.
Love,
Sandy

Misty said...

love this. i live in tx, so the change is subtle here, too. and really, in the blink of an eye, it will be winter and autumn a memory (we don't really get season changes here!) but i love love love this. so graceful.

deb said...

LInda, I beyond thrilled for you that you had such a wonderful get together with so many of your blog loves.

Carrie Burtt said...

Linda i love the beautiful and hopeful message in your poem...it is truly lovely! :-)

Kristina Joy said...

I'm loving all the fall imagery today! Creation shouts His majesty. Oh that our seasonal soul growth would declare His glory as well!

S. Etole said...

What a gentle way He moves and transforms and it brings about more life and beauty ...

Ryan and Melanie said...

beautiful words. I love how the Spirit gently moves in our hearts. thanks for blessing me with your poetry today.

Wandering On Purpose said...

I love this. People tend to associate spring with change and growth, but I always feel refreshed in the fall for many of the reasons you describe here.

Kati patrianoceu said...

Gradual change in our hearts... a lovely image, thanks!

grammy said...

Love your prose
I always notice the wind start to make a slight crackle... even before I see a change in the leaves (o:

Maxine said...

Amen, Linda. You so beautifully captured much that I love about my favorite season.

Graceful said...

Beautiful, Linda. You are a beautiful, sweet soul.

PEA said...

A wonderful poem to celebrate Autumn:-) It's sunny and 46F here right now so it was a perfect day to be outside and put away all of my faerie statues and other garden ornaments. I hope your weekend has been a lovely one. xoxo