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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