This Sunday and Rev. Peter's Poem

This Sunday Nov. 19 at UUCDC: "Thanksgiving Service"

This Sunday (9:30 and 11:15) we will hold our annual "Multigenerational Thanksgiving Service"Through story, song and our traditional Pumpkin Bread and Cider Communion, we'll celebrate the abundance of the season. Rev. Peter and DRE Chrissy Bushyager will lead our services, and the UUCDC Choir will sing at both.

Rev. Peter's Poem for November's Theme, "Abundance"

"Autumn Light" 

I wish I could write poems
with the soft autumn light,
with vocabulary of ochre and umber;
And words that slant through
streaked afternoon windows,
glowing, contented.
 
Phrases that rustle and crunch
like spent, brittle leaves
that have done their duty;
That, in their season,
nourish great living things,
then go out in a blaze of glory.
 
Verses that litter the yard 
like acorns, seeking purchase 
in soft, yielding soil;
That burrow deep and wait,
with patience and mystery,
to sprout in spring’s imagining.
 
Stanzas that are bound up
like sheaves of golden wheat,
standing, at ease, like soldiers;
There to be gathered and threshed, 
ground to a satisfying meal,
the chaff a gift to the wind.
 
I wish I could write poems
with the soft autumn light.