Tag Archives: Autumn

A poem — Leaving

The tourists come to these woods in cars and buses that choke highways, and mighty glad we are in New Hampshire for the dollars that keep our diners, the mom-and-pop motels, the state and national parks, country stands bursting apple … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

In the twilight of the summer … a prayer for autumn

I was a guest preacher at North Parish Church in Sanford, Maine this past Sunday and Lay leader  Jessica M. Folsom  who is the School Psychologist in the Sanford Public Schools. She offered this opening prayer and I asked whether … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Autumn in Aotearoa / New Zealand

Two poems of the autumn season in Aotearoa New Zealand. AUTUMN MORNING Heather Kelly White frost on the lawn. Bright sun shinning in a cloudless sky. Many sparrows chattering in the mulch feeding the tree. Little man-made noise intrudes on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

September Lament

The frayed end of September is raining out of clouds gray and hung low as urban clothesline near the elevated trains. The traffic on slick pavement is a soft percussive. Dogs come in from walks smelling of wet fur and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Prayer for small things of autumn — the acorn, the vote

My mother, Elizabeth Snider, was a very quiet and simple woman, often over-shadowed by her dynamic and gregarious husband, Russell. Liz died last year on October 18. Her ninety-third birthday would have been October 21. She was born before women … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

A Gathering Prayer On A First Autumn Morning, September 24, 2012

In the northern hemisphere we have just shifted into autumn. Here is a First Nations prayer from Canada to begin the season. The photograph below is from Matthew. Note from  R. Matthew Stevens As a person of Aboriginal heritage I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment