— Jerry Dyer
–“The reason I prefer autumn to spring is that
in the spring one looks at the earth—in the autumn
at heaven” –Søren Kierkegaard
Winter is being born in beauty,
though it’s devilishly dry.
No rain at all this Fall to knock
the yellowing or browning or
reddening leaves from the boughs.
Our eyes are drawn into the sky.
Look: among the cat-tails by the river,
dragonflies catch the morning light,
their wings seining gold from the rising sun.
And observe the departing moon:
one day shy of full, at just
the right height in heaven
to be communion-wafer sized.