Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Poem

A friend posted this on Facebook...I thought I'd post it here as it is lovely. Read it several times...

The Sacrament of Waiting - Macrina Wiederkehr

Slowly
she celebrated the sacrament of letting go.
First she surrendered her green,
the the orange, yellow, and red
finally she let go of her brown.
Shedding her last leaf
she stood empty and silent, stripped bare.
Leaning against the winter sky
she began her vigil of trust.

Shedding her last leaf
she watched its journey to the ground.
She stood in silence
wearing the color of emptiness,
her branches wondering;
How do you give shade with so much gone?

And then,
the sacrament of waiting began.
The sunrise and sunset watched with tenderness.
Clothing her with silhouettes
they kept her hope alive.

They helped her understand that
her vulnerability,
her dependence and need,
her emptiness
her readiness to receive
were giving her a new kind of beauty.
Every morning and every evening they stood in silence
and celebrated together
the sacrament of waiting.

3 comments:

Stacy Y said...

thats beautiful April.. thanks for sharing :-)

Mel (AKA Dad, Grampa) said...

I'm not much into poetry but I enjoyed that. Well done.

Jeff and Aimee said...

Lovely.

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