A Harvest Psalm

Oh, how the breeze places movement gently upon the wheat in the field of plenty. The soft breath of the wind takes its stretching top, heavy with grain, and gently rocks. Rivers of dazzling dark and light golden color burst forth like a river bounding with fish swimming in timeless schools of laughter.

Talk to me sweet nature as the earth warms in the sun, capturing vitality, holding on to provisions brought forth to nourish life. Your song mesmerizing the sky itself as your milky white clouds dance in a pattern worthy of adoration. Birds fill the space in between with flights of joy along with a great mantra.

Oh, wind, why do you take me into your arms? Like a new-born, I ride within the moment seizing this your gift of vivacity, which you offer up like sweet syrup. Hands unfolding your generosity is aromatic, like the honeysuckle, which grows wildly upon this earth β€” unleashing your honesty like a son talking to his father’s resting place.

Surround me with clapping trees nearby your neighboring fields. Dress me in their reddish leaves, and I shall sprout roots and draw myself into the fertile black soil. My glorious expansion will pass the grubs and furry creatures as they tickle my newfound growth. As I shall bathe in the glories of mother earth and whisper songs to her, as she sings God’s Holy promises.

by Joni Caggiano 01/25/20

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA – Photograph by Joni – Taken in Williamston, NC, at the Big Mill Bed and Breakfast – Highly recommend a stay here, my husband and I stayed in a beautiful repurposed mule barn, it was lovely.

20 thoughts on “A Harvest Psalm

    1. Thank you Virginia. I truly appreciate it. The Lord’s beauty is so inspiring and he is so great to me, feeling my life with blessings. Thank you so much for reading and so glad you liked it, it means a lot. Love you Joni

  1. Just a beautiful love song to Nature, Joni. It expresses a level of intimacy with Nature which is deeply moving. What a gift you have in expressing what you feel. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Don you are so kind I appreciate so much that you read my words and am humbled by your compliments. I am so glad you liked it. When I put on some really beautiful music like Lisa Gerrard the words just come. I think that beautiful music is so inspiring. Thanks again Don and hope you have a very blessed day. Love πŸ’• Joni

  2. A lovely prose poem, Joni. <3 It put me in mind of Sting's "Fields of Gold".

    "You'll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley
    You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold
    So she took her love for to gaze awhile upon the fields of barley
    In his arms she fell as her hair came down among the fields of gold…"

    1. Hi dear Anna, I am an enormous Sting fan and I love that beautiful song. Thank you for writing the beautiful words out as it has been awhile since I have listened to it. Also thank you for the very gracious compliment. Thank you also for your supportive comments. Love to you and your family. Joni πŸŒΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’•

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