Spirit of Spring

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If we trust God to act in us, God will act in us. 
This is how our lives become prophetic.  
Thomas Merton, The Springs of Contemplation 

Spirit of spring,
gleaming
fields, marsh
weeping.
Oh, trust the rain!
With sacred grief,
it will lead you
to prophecy:
bird-song in
the foothills;
heavy grapes;
the tall
summer
grain.
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2 thoughts on “Spirit of Spring

  1. Betty is right. “Oh, trust the rain!”
    What makes the poem, however, is
    With sacred grief,
    it will lead you
    to prophecy:
    And what a prophecy it is:
    bird-song in
    the foothills;
    heavy grapes;
    the tall
    summer
    grain.
    The prophecy of life and growth in the midst of the grief that visit life over and over in the same cycle.

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