It was such a beautiful November day in the UK today that this poem by Jeffery Harrison felt particularly apt.
As you read perhaps spare a thought, and a penny or two, to help those whose lives have been turned upside down from some rather more inclement weather.
I hope you had an enjoyable Remembrance Sunday in the Autumn sunshine.
It’s a gift, this cloudless November morning
warm enough for you to walk without a jacket
along your favorite path. The rhythmic shushing
of your feet through fallen leaves should be
enough to quiet the mind, so it surprises you
when you catch yourself telling off your boss
for a decade of accumulated injustices,
all the things you’ve never said circling inside you.
It’s the rising wind that pulls you out of it,
and you look up to see a cloud of leaves
swirling in sunlight, flickering against the blue
and rising above the treetops, as if the whole day
were sighing, Let it go, let it go,
for this moment at least, let it all go.
“Enough” by Jeffrey Harrison © Jeffrey Harrison.
Image courtesy of Kelly Sikemma