Leaves of umber, green and rust
lace the blanket of ground I trust.
embraced by sweet earth tendered there,
I am misted and kissed by the morning air.
Take my arms now open wide,
and all of my heart: humbled, untied.
Take all in through thy sacred side,
my path of Life, Your step, Your stride.
Pray this wonder at mist of new day,
brings me closer, bound in Thy Way.
©2012 Linda Willows, republished 2014
Photograph by Micke Jakobsson.