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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Right Direction

"The Lord God planted a garden eastward of Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed" 1

i) East
is where we belong
in the airy
morning
sunshine
at the dawn of the day
there
our first allotment
of
food
life
morality
at the river's
four heads

ii) South
the summer sun
we travel to
gathering warmth
cultivating
by
cunning fire
red things
among the green
and browned
earth
in the sun
golden rays

iii) West
our longed for
babbling watery
home
of restful
gathering
in browns
oranges
fading greens
reflected
in cool clear
hazelnut ponds
streams and brooks
leading us
sinking sunly
homeward


iv) North
the winter
stony
resting place
wet wild winter
overtakes
chills bone
marrow
sparse beauty
white frosts
purge old ways
encourage
focus on the
necessary things.

1KJB Gen. 2:8-10