Beneath Sky Delft
Beneath sky delft a soft dapple cloud
Pillows early autumn's nodding slumber,
As cold winter stirs north slope proud,
By the seasons, four's the total number,
A cycle repeated on Earth then etched into Eternity.
Naked trees openly pray heavenward
Braced against a harsh winter's wroth,
Pregnant buds swell forever forward
To spring, a yearly primal lesson taught
Of evolution, that universal biological fraternity.
A discordant man slumbers all seasons
In a blatant affront to Natural Law,
While playing God, Moonwalker reasons
Sovereignty implicit, looking up, man saw
Vast Heavenly bodies, completely forgot, maternity.
Ronald C. Downie