Day 6, Happiness Poetry: God among the fallen leaves

Today’s poem is the work of  guest poet Cliffe Connor, a poet and author living in Madison, Wi.

Cathedral of Trees

Cathedral formed

Of evergreen trees.

Flowers on

A summer breeze.


Chapel within

The library stacks.

Alleluia Choir

Of leaping humpbacks.


Skillfully slicing

Taters and squash.

Sunshine drying

The daily wash


The smack of gloves,

The crack of bats.

Epiphany in

The balcony of “Cats”.


Silent retreat

In the midst of a throng.

Shinto Temple bells,

Zen Buddhist gongs.


Old gardener’s hands

Deep in the earth.

Midnight Mass

In a neighborhood Church.


Straining to reach

The soccer ball first.

Blessing the kool-aid

Quenching one’s thirst.


This is where God lives and breathes;

Among a pile of fallen leaves.


–Cliffe Connor,

About Frances Wiedenhoeft

After a lifetime in nursing, anesthesia and the Army I now write, blog, attend school for journalism and massage, and watch my 3 grandchildren. I am a veteran of Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan and try to serve other vets such as myself, and to work for peace.
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