25th November

Like The Leaves Of Summer

Those who depend on their wealth will fall like the leaves of the autumn. but the righteous will prosper like the leaves of summer. Proverbs 11: 28

The beauty of summer, its days long and slow
Beautiful too visiting the ones we love.
The beauty of flowers on the tops of fruit trees
Beautiful too covenant with the Creator.
The beauty in the wilderness of doe and fawn
Beautiful too the foam-mouthed and slender steed.
The beauty of the garden when the leeks grow well
Beautiful too the charlock in blossom.
The beauty of the horse in its leather halter
Beautiful too keeping company with a king.
The beauty of a hero who does not shun injury
Beautiful too is elegant Welsh.
The beauty of the heather when it turns purple
Beautiful too moorland for cattle.
The beauty of the season when calves suckle
Beautiful too riding a foam-mouthed horse.
And for me there is no less beauty
In the father of the horn in a feast of mead.
The beauty of the fish in his bright lake
Beautiful too its surface shimmering.
The beauty of the word with which the Trinity speaks
Beautiful too doing penance for sin.
But the loveliest of all is covenant
With God on the Day of Judgement.
The Loves of Taliesin

God of the long day
You who are eternally awake
I offer you my eternal ‘yes’ –
the flower of my humanity
the energy and awareness of my days
the creativity of my life
the beauty of form
and the hope of future potential.
Amen and Amen. Praise be to you. Amen

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