Autumn Blessing

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May you have
an autumn
of blue skies
and shining rivers
flowing through
your mind, rounding
your heart, whispering
your truth: remember,
remember who you are
;
may you tend your spirit-fire,
shedding old stories, dying
falling leaves: name them
and in gratitude, let them go,
and listen for the new story
rising from these ashes…

May everything tender and gentle
quiet your anxious heart. Artist,
weave your questions, weave
your power and joy; beneath
your autumn quilt, may you
sweetly deeply rest.

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May you have
an autumn
of peaceful harvest,
summer lessons gathering
in circling flocks of farewell,
calling: notice, notice and learn;
recollect wisdom you have
lived and call yours, summer
now softer and softly departing
in amethyst twilight,
descending dusk; you’re alone
but not lonely, for here is
your shadow, with secrets
unlocked: breathe courage, heal,
and love yourself truer and truly…

May everything tender and gentle
quiet your anxious heart. Artist,
weave your questions, weave
your power and joy; beneath
your autumn quilt, may you
sweetly deeply rest.

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May you have
an autumn
of darkening solitude,
sacred incense of woodsmoke,
hushed intimacy of bare trees
exposed, your wide heart
welcoming hallowed stillness,
long starlight, the vast patient moon
sighing: oneness, beloved,
all is one
; coyote and owl
sing you gently into
your sacred mystery
and dreams…

The past fades;
the garden sleeps, sheltering
the growing possible…

May everything tender and gentle
quiet your anxious heart. Artist,
weave your questions, weave
your power and joy; beneath
your autumn quilt, may you
sweetly deeply rest.

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4 thoughts on “Autumn Blessing

    1. You are so welcome, Maureen! I wrote what I needed to hear, and am so happy it offered you comfort, too. This is an exhausting time; I hope we can rest and renew.
      Be safe and well, Maureen, and thank you for your kindness.

  1. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful poem. The photos are stunning, especially that sky and moon and the woods….oh…all of them! They could all happily hang on my wall!xxx

    1. Oh, thank you so much, my sweet friend. I have to remind myself it’s OK to rest, intentionally, in this time when it looks outwardly like that’s all I’ve been doing! Lots of anger and anxiety that needs space, air, light, and a kind of attentive smudging to be dispersed and allow REAL peace and rest to restore my spirit…for me, autumn always invites this, but this is the year to listen and follow through.

      I’m really touched that you liked it! Thank you. ♥️ Xoxo

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