THEME AND VARIATIONS
A TRAVELER'S MEDITATION
God's handiwork is all around:
Bright red leaves,
Wheat in sheaves,
Fertile farms where flock abound;
chew and drowse;
Mountains' multi-colored dress;
draped in shrouds:
God's bounteous works are limitless.
in scarlet, yellow leaves
and golden wheat in sheaves.
Sun-burnished pasturelands abound;
leafy groves shading cows
that switch and chew and drowse.
God's goodness--in all life--profound.
bronzed stands of wheat in sheaves;
sun-burnished pastures, fragrant air;
umbrellaed groves whose boughs
shade drowsy brindle cows--
creation's annual fall affair.