09 November 2011

In Autauga County, Alabama.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray.
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

03 November 2011

In Georgia, the legend says
That you must close your windows
At night to keep it out of the house.
The glass is tinged with green, even so...
From the poem, "Kudzu,"
by James Dickey

Kudzu covers over 7 million acres in the deep South.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

02 November 2011

"I open my eyes and now I see,
The wonderful world God made for me.
I see the animals, flowers and trees;
I know that God loves me."
~ Lois Whitaker 
"While I know myself as a creation of God,
I am also to realize and remember that
everyone and everything else are also
God's creation."
 "The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun"
Psalm 19:1-4
Autumn foliage.
Autumn Leaves, by Roger Williams ~
"Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass,
the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit
according to its kind, whose seed is in itself,
on the earth"; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass,
the herb that yields seed according to its kind,
and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself
according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."
~ Genesis 1:11, 12