Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Do You Hear It?



Listen, the shriek of blue-jay cries
Listen, implores the leaf that lies
Where summer swept the earth and then
Let autumn have its way again

Listen, intones the wind that moans
Across frost fields and cobblestones
Listen, the plume pleads with bowed head
As earth with death of bloom is wed

Listen, beckons the barren tree
Listen, cautions the stricken lea
Listen, the sound of silence swells
And seeps to winnowed woods and dells

Listen, the wide world seems to wail
Listen, to nature’s parable
Listen, to what The Psalmist says
About the sum of mankind’s days

Listen, the shriek of blue-jay cries
Listen, implores the leaf that lies
Beneath the skies where winds cajole
The dust-to-dust of all but Soul

Listen, ah, can you hear the tear
As dark is rent by first light's air
Listen, ah, can you hear the toll
Of all that passes...but the Soul


© Janet Martin

 For He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust.
when the wind has passed over, it vanishes,
 and its place remembers it no more.
Psalm 103:14-16 

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, 
but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
  but the word of the Lord stands forever.” 
And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.
1 Peter 1:23-25

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