Autumnal Wood Wisdom: A decaf moment

Autumnal Wood Wisdom: A decaf moment

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Autumnal Wood Wisdom

Enter
slowly,
and with reverence,
the golden
autumnal woods,
and then,
stopping
beneath
their vaulted
sylvan sanctuary,
allow their
burnished beauty
of
bronzed leaf,
polished nut,
and,
shining fruit
to reflect deep
eternal richness
of
Divine generosity,
always
gifting grace
in each moment,
of Heaven’s harvesting,
to breathe its blessing
through you.
Then,
accepting their
annual invitation to
stillness,
you will
hear
the slowing
heartbeat of the earth
as she moves towards
her
yearned for yearly
time
of
maternal meditation,
and feel her
ever deepening breaths
appear as
mother-mists,
exhaled
between branches
slowly releasing
leaf’s attachment
into wind’s wildness,
beckoning you
into the stillness
that bears
always
the slow fruiting
berry
of
prayer,
whose sweet taste
is
wisdom.