Stone and water

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As light can overcome darkness,
As water can wear away stone,
So love can overcome all things,
Such things have always been known.

God’s love is everlasting,
His patience it seems is extreme,
His Son he sent among us;
Greater love we cannot yet dream.

As days that follow the night,
As weeks turn into years,
So God’s love lasts forever,
Driving away all fears.

As stone is brought low by water,
Its power can generate light,
God’s love can generate power,
His help, his love, his might.

So hope springs eternal,
For faith we always must pray,
For love that lasts forever,
As darkness is followed by day.

When day lasts forever
By that river of life we are told,
Life trees will grow by that water,
Our faith should therefore be bold.

For light will overcome darkness,
As water will wear away stone,
His love will overcome all things,
For us it will always be shown.

Amen

© David Edge Marshall

Requiem for a Sycamore

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My poor sycamore
Alas it is no more
A great tree it was
Opening its huge branches to the sky

Squirrels ran up and down
Its mighty trunk.
Tree creepers upside down
Came headfirst from lofty branches high

It was a sight to see each day
As it dominated the village scene
With its boughs and leaves so green
In midge filled summer heat

It is very sad to see it no more
My poor beautiful sycamore

David Marshall

Silence

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Stillness, silence, listening
hearing what?
Bells in valleys, warm sun.
Light on mountain peaks, on snow.
The evening light pale crimson
heather, rock, water,
large trout swimming in pools.
Scent of pines after rain.
Listening to silence
Howgills, their summits,
peace, a quietness not heard elsewhere.
Silence and peace
listening to that small voice
God, man, earth,
past, present, future.
Listen to peace, to peace, to peace.

David Marshall

Good counsel on this snowy – and in some other ways momentous – morning.

– M&P