Friday, May 21, 2010

The Seasons

The Seasons

Spring blossoms
have long since dropped

Summer has swelled 
and ripened

The colours of Autumn
have now fluttered to the earth

the bare limbs of Winter
have quietly
become more visible
and now encircle you 
in their misty embrace

To Everything There Is a Season

- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.


Autumn photo from Daughter #1

Winter from Fleetwood Mac album cover



  1. Dearest Delwyn,

    Are you telling us your father's life has completed its cycle? If so, my condolences. You approach everything with such gentle equanimity.

  2. Delwyn,
    I am thinking of you and hoping that you are doing well.
    Beautiful words here.

  3. Hello Delwyn,
    I'm so glad you were able to take your Father on the picnic when you last visited. It will be a good memory for you. I've caught up with several of your posts - I'm traveling right now. I send you positive energy and calmness to face what's ahead.

  4. Delwyn

    Long time no update so I have been thinking of you a lot. I was touched by Ecclesiastes 3 and the four beautiful photos. Everything changes. Did your father pass away? My thoughts are with you.

  5. Hi, Delwyn—

    I've been thinking of you a lot, figuring there's a reason for your quietness in blogland and guessing it's your dad. I love the verse from Ecclesiastes.

  6. Delwyn, What beautiful tributes to your father. I lost my dear Dad just two months ago, and the grieving process continues. Losing someone who's been in your life forever is very painful. Big hug to you!

  7. condolences to you, and the rest of the family, Delwyn.

    hugs xoxoxox

  8. All things must pass. My thoughts are with you.

  9. I, too, have been thinking of you all week... My condolences, Delwyn, to you and your family.

  10. My dear friend Delwyn,

    Knowing that your silence most likely meant a loss had occured, you were often on my mind.
    Hope you and your loved ones can find comfort in memories and each other.

    Your post was beautifully done!

    Love to you,

  11. delwyn when my dad flew away a year and a bit ago i felt both joy and sadness. joy for a life that he brought to fruition and goodness, and sadness because i wouldn't know him in his own experiencing of life anymore but entirely through my memories. i know that he has returned to this place and continued his journey. have a peaceful day. steven

  12. I'm thinking of you Delwin and all the lifetime of emotion that comes so forcefully through your thoughts and images.

    A very very moving and beautiful post.

  13. I sense an inner peace and a respect for the circle of life.
    Thinking of you. You are not alone.

  14. To those of you without email addresses thank you for your kind words.

  15. My deepest sympathy to you Delwyn. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you continue on in your earthly journey, as your farther carries on in his "heavenly" journey.

    I have been away helping my own father move along this same journey.

    I'll be thinking of you...

  16. You are in my thoughts...

  17. I'm sorry to be coming to this so late, but please know that you are in my prayers as you deal with the loss of your father.

    I love the turning of the seasons, and find so much comfort and inspiration in it. This is a beautiful post.


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