Never Felt a Calm So Deep

Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
~William Wordsworth from Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 1802

The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.
— G. K. Chesterton

The ending of September is wistful yet expectant.  We have not yet had frost but the air has a stark coolness that presages a freeze coming soon.  Snow has fallen on the mountain passes and the peaks.

Nothing is really growing any more; there is a settling in, as if going down for a nap–drifting off, comfortable, sinking deep and untroubled under the blankets.

Our long sleep is not yet come but we take our rest at intervals.  There is still daylight left though the frenetic season has passed.

We take our calm as it comes, in a serene moment of reflection, looking out from the edge and wondering… pondering what is waiting on the other side.

3 thoughts on “Never Felt a Calm So Deep

  1. Calmness…serenity, warmth, fearless….
    Oh, yes, I DO remember that gifted feeling, mostly in my youth.
    I believe that it is still possible to achieve that feeling….if only….
    We often hear wise advice to ‘keep your eyes on Jesus.’ A laudable
    antidote for these unsettled, often frightening times….That advice, plus
    caring for others when we sense that they need help and comforting
    is one much-needed antidote — suggested by Jesus as he ministered
    in his short time among us under similar circumstances as our world
    faces in this time in our history.
    Thank you, dear Emily.

    Your photos today are especially appropriate and nakedly beautiful in a
    healing, peaceful way. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

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