Sunday, October 09, 2005

September Meditation

September Meditation

I do not know if the seasons remember their history
or if the days and nights by which we count time remember their own passing.

I do not know if the oak tree remembers its planting
or if the pine remembers its slow climb toward sun and stars.

I do not know if the squirrel remembers last fall's gathering
or if the bluejay remembers the meaning of snow.

I do not know if the air remembers September
or if the night remembers the moon.

I do not know if the earth remembers the flowers from last spring
or if the evergreen remembers that it shall stay so.

Perhaps that is the reason for our births
-- to be the memory for creation.

Perhaps salvation is something very different
than anyone ever expected.

Perhaps this will be the only question we will have to answer:
"What can you tell me about September?"

~ Burton D. Carley ~


Blogger Nancy said...

Beautiful. You always find the perfect poem and the lovliest pictures for them.

9:32 AM  

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