Psalm 1 Redux — Carla Grosch-Miller, UK

Arising from the reading of Psalm 1

7th Sunday after Easter, Year B

16th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Delight is born of discipline chosen.

Contentment grows with wisdom.

Deep listening leads

along a cairn-marked trail,

dew clinging to grass bent

by pilgrim feet.


The sky is blue here.

Birdsong lifts the head.

A cool breeze caresses the cheek.

Legs grow strong like tree trunks;

arms branch flexibly

and dance with the wind.

From each finger drips

a ripening fruit.


The water is fresh and clear;

the plain is broad.


Shared with the author’s kind permission from her book, Psalm Redux.