Water and the Word: Creeksong

On the first day you shall take the fruit of majestic trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. (Leviticus 23:40)

I journey to the woods as often

as I can, because it is there that I learn

about and am reminded of who I am.

By the creek, taking in the scene

with full sensory receptivity, I can glimpse

life’s ebb and flow, no matter the season,

my heart’s ears parched

during summer’s droughts,

my marrow’s tongue singing

fall’s rainbow creeksong,

my mind’s eye calmed

with winter’s tranquil sufficiency,

my soul’s knees quaking

in the downstream rush

of spring’s abundance.

I journey to the woods as often

as I can, because it is there that I learn

about and am reminded of whose I am.

© 2020 Todd Jenkins

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