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These words were blown to me one chilly fall morning. I simply tried to write them down as they came...


3. Let your worries
(Daryl Snider, October 2009)

     Let your worries fear themselves
     You can see things as from space
     Nothing is so real as the now

Let your heartbeat slow, listen to the snow
fields are never fallow, you know
leaves come (tender & green) & go (brittle & brown)
O the wind may blow, driving God who knows
the new shakes trees & ripe nuts fall near roots
the storm will pass & nourish green shoots

     Let your worries hear themselves...

O fly those winds, let them lift you above the noise
pass through dark night, its eerie poise
go ahead & howl at the moon,
bring your deepest night into the glorious light
the sun's rising will chase away the gloom
the smiling sun slowly wakes the sight

     Let your worries know themselves...

Hear the silence, feel the stillness
peace comes in the dawn of the new
clear your head, get out of bed
go & play like a child of the wilderness
fear not, we are with you, you are enough
you are whole when you are empty, you are whole

     Let your worries calm themselves...