Friday, May 9, 2014

Bargain-shop (tweaked re-post)

Gray skies a dollar
Sunrise, make it four
Bare tree is a bargain
Green tree costs you more
Snow for a nickel
And rain for a dime
Sun for a quarter
Ten dollars for time
Breeze is a steal
At just fifty cents
The dew in the morning
Will cost you six-pence
A hug must be earned
And don’t you forget
A smile not returned
Will put you in debt
Summer is not
Free vacation, you know
I’ll charge by the hour
Or exchange it for snow
The song of a bird
Or the sea or life’s dance
Can only be heard
If you pay in advance
Now, after summer
For orange, purple, red,
Crimson and russet
And golden-bronze thread
From coppice and hillside
In autumn’s grand crown
I charge you a year’s worth
Of all that you own
The flowers in the garden
Or along the old fence
You cannot afford
With your dollars and cents
Sunset and chatter
Of wee boys and girls
Are yours for the price
Of ten diamonds and pearls
The stars and the moon
Are a rare luxury
Sold for the tune
Of two years salary...

…Oh Lord, you must love us infinitely
For you shower Your wonders upon us for free!


Thank-you God...


  1. Going, going, gone! Love it. We get such a bargain from God if we just take the time to really be still, look and appreciate.


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