Sep 24

On a Golden Autumn Day

Autumn, when the leaves change colors, the days are golden and the air is crisp. It is my favorite time of year. The morning often greets us with heavy dew. The afternoons fade with strange dancing shadows and “each moment never is the same”. To experience these days consciously is a “pure joy” and it “comes with patience”. It is an opportunity to embrace that “presence deep within you”. “And the leaves come tumbling down”…

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Seldom do we know what a poet is revealing through their medium. Often their words are an enigma and the true meaning only understood by the author. Sometimes however, there is a connection to the words and music that help us relate to our own personal experiences. The following song is one such example. It is hard to say what the artist is speaking to. Perhaps the song is about a deeply personal relationship and the demons and angels that he brings to that connection. No matter the meaning of the lyrics, the song has grown on me for many years since I first heard it and it seems to fit the season.

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Waiting Game

by Van Morrison

On a golden autumn day returning
Where each moment never is the same
Sometimes pure joy it comes with patience
When I’m waiting on, waiting game
When I’m waiting on, waiting game

There must be reason for all this inaction
Does it mean that everything must change
Sometimes I’m looking for perfection
When I’m waiting on, waiting game
When I’m waiting on, waiting game

I am the observer who is observing
I am the brother of this snake
I am the serpent filled with venom
A god of love and a god of hate

There is a presence deep within you
Sometimes they call it higher flame
And the leaves come tumbling down, remember
I’ll be waiting on, waiting game
I’ll be waiting on, waiting game

I am the observer who is observing
I am the brother of this snake
I am the serpent filled with venom
A god of love and a god of hate

There is a presence deep within you
Some people call it higher power in flame
When the leaves come tumbling down, remember
I’ll be waiting on, waiting game

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2 comments

    • Judy on October 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    What a beautiful and romantic article! Golden Autumn is also my favorite season. I like the poetry in this article and I also like India poet Tagore’s verse:”Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.” Thanks for your sharing!

    1. Yes, nice verse, Judy.
      It is especially something about the light that attracts me to autumn. Dancing shadows, falling leaves and recently we have received some very much needed rain!

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