Saturday, September 11, 2010

their own happiness will protect us


Heading to work in Winter. Geilston Bay. June 2010.

We know that the seasons are changing. You get a reasonable read on this when you leave home at the same time each day, and arrive home at the same time each day. The thing that strikes me most at the moment is we have more light at both ends of the day. Contrast this with June in the photo above, which was taken at 7:15 am.

Have a poem.

God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children, Yehuda Amichai

God has pity on kindergarten children,
He pities school children -- less.
But adults he pities not at all.

He abandons them,
And sometimes they have to crawl on all fours
In the scorching sand
To reach the dressing station,
Streaming with blood.

But perhaps
He will have pity on those who love truly
And take care of them
And shade them
Like a tree over the sleeper on the public bench.

Perhaps even we will spend on them
Our last pennies of kindness
Inherited from mother,

So that their own happiness will protect us
Now and on other days.

2 comments:

Carola said...

Your happy on the other side of the world. Here it is getting darker and darker. I like the areas around the equator. It is allways the same time for the sunrise.

Kris said...

Carola, it must get boring everything the same all the time though...