Sunday, October 2, 2011

Celebrating one magnificent aspect of God's creation...



Lafayette, New Jersey, September 1, 2001

God’s abundance wows me

from a sprawling field of sunflowers

which tower above

on thick woody stalks

They lift great ochre heads

framed in ragged haloes

of yellow gold

to shine sunrays upon me

like God’s own radiant face

amid a communion of saints

and I must smile back

Their leaves

are big green hearts

In their midst

my own heart

grows and greens

How God loves me!

He astonishes His child

with wondrous whimsies

Soon, when the season ends

they’ll just nod their weary heads

and shed their golden haloes

on the ground

and bequeath their gift of seed

to ravens of the air

which will feast festively

upon God’s abundance

unto them

Maude Carolan

1 comment:

  1. Maude,
    What a lovely poem, especially for this time of year. You have such a beautiful gift of words.
    Blessings on your blog,