This is my second response to the wonderful Quiet Day at Otley Hall with Malcolm Guite.
While Trying to listen to God grew out of the day’s content, this next came from the distractions. While we were listening, and looking out at the garden full of delicate spring flowers, the weather had an agenda of its own, bringing swift and sudden bursts of snow and hail. With the north wind came this very small verse.
Who knows what the wind brings?
These clouds cross the blue sky
full of rain
as the birds sing,
as the flowers grow.
They come if I say yes
or no –
can I say Yes to the wind?