Sunday, September 16, 2012

To number my days

So teach us to number our days
     That we may get a heart of wisdom
             Psalm 90:12

To number my days
is to accept both
beginning and end
to know I am but
a single moment
a whispered vapor
in time, a single
breath created
for this moment
this time to do
what must be done.

Photograph by Sabine Sauermaul via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Jerry said...

Tight, poignant, brilliant, and humbly true.

Louise Gallagher said...

this is beautiful Glynn. Wow.

lynnmosher said...

A tightly and beautifully wrapped truth! So wonderful, Glynn!

S. Etole said...

This needs to be a daily reminder. Written well.

nance said...

what must be done
this is the one
whispered word
breath's vapor
rising prayer

Linda said...

Beautifully said Glynn. In this season of my life, I find I am indeed numbering the days.

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Excellently crafted, Glynn! Yes, may He teach us to number our days . . .