Sunday Selections

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Some October, when the leaves turn gold, ask
me if I’ve done enough to deserve this life
I’ve been given. A pile of sorrows, yes, but joy
enough to unbalance the equation.

When the sky turns blue as the robes of heaven,
ask me if I’ve made a difference.
The road winds through the copper-colored woods;
no one sees around the bend.

Today, the wind poured out of Canada,
a river in flood, bringing down the brilliant leaves,
broken sticks and twigs, deserted nests.
Go where the current takes you.

Some twilight, when the clouds stream in from the west
like the breath of God, ask me again.

– Barbara Crooker, “Some October”

3 thoughts on “Sunday Selections

  1. Love this poem!
    “A pile of sorrows, yes, but joy
    enough to unbalance the equation.” Yes. Love it!
    Especially during my melancholy at this time of year.
    And love “Go where the current takes you.” It’s a journey of faith & trust.
    My sweet husband brought home a refrig magnet that says “Do More of What Makes You Happy.”
    xo

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