Damp All Through

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Early morning, everything damp all through.
Cars go by. A ripping sound of tires through water.
For two days the air
Has smelled like salamanders.
The little lake on the edge of town hidden in fog,
Its cattails and island gone.
All through the gloom of the dark week
Bright leaves have been dropping
From black trees
Until heaps of color lie piled everywhere
In the falling rain.
~Tom Hennen “Wet Autumn” from Darkness Sticks to Everything.

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There is no one home but me—
and I’m not at home; I’m up here on the hill,
looking at the dark windows below.
Let them be dark…

…The air is damp and cold
and by now I am a little hungry…
The squirrel is high in the oak,
gone to his nest , and night has silenced

the last loud rupture of the calm.
~Jane Kenyon from “Frost Flowers”

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Even when the load grows too heavy,
weariness rolling in like a fog to
dampen all that was once vibrant,
even then

~even then~

there awaits a nest of nurture,
a place of calm
where we are fed
when we are tired and hungry.

We will be filled;
we will be restored;
the load will lighten.

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4 thoughts on “Damp All Through

  1. “- even then –
    “We will be filled; we will be restored; the load will lighten.”

    Of all the gifts, presents, material goods, munificence
    that we receive during our earthly journey, nothing —
    nothing – could ever equal or surpass the most beautiful
    gift of all: FAITH!.

    Faith that He is always present to us.
    Faith that He will help us to bear our burdens.
    Faith that He will keep His promises to us.

    All we need do is to ask…and He will help —
    sometimes in an unexpected way,
    sometimes through the compassion of others.
    He will never leave us to share our time of trouble
    or peril alone….

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