Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lenten Post March 11th

As the temperatures reach 40 degrees today and I can hear the dripping of water off the eaves that I neglected to clean out last fall it is easy to feel spring. The sun is warmer, the clouds more summer-like. I'm sure we'll see a bit more winter this year, but days like this hold the promise of spring and summer - days when we can walk on the earth again and feel part of it.

From Wendell Berry:

Through the weeks of deep snow
we walked above the ground
on fallen sky, as though we did
not come of root and leaf, as though
we had only air and weather
for our difficult home.
But now
as March warms, and the rivulets
run like birdsong on the slopes,
and the branches of light sing in the hills,
slowly we return to the earth.

Enjoy the day God has given us.


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