Autumn: The Sacrament of Letting Go

Molma Indigo • Spiritual Activist

My spiritual director gave me this lovely poem today. Autumn is my favorite season and the poem is so appropriate.

Autumn: The Sacrament of Letting Go                                  

 ~ Seasons of the Heart, Marcina Wiederkehr, OSB


she celebrated the sacrament of letting go

first she surrendered her green

then 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.

And Jesus said:

And why worry about clothing? Think of the flowers

                                    Growing in the fields; they neither have to work

Or spin; yet I assure you not even Solomon in all his

Regalia was robed like one of these.

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…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog ( explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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1 Response to Autumn: The Sacrament of Letting Go

  1. claire46 says:

    Macrina Wiederkehr is such a gift to us… Thank you for reblogging this post.

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