This Changes, but That Stands
The flowering trees that bloom beyond the snow
And ice are now displaying life 'round us.
Yet it will soon be gone--we'll only know
The heat of summer, lawns turned brown, with just
A memory of snow and ice, and they
Who walk in daylight will know sun and heat,
And they who walk in darkness, heat as may
Be still above the ground. My fears still greet
Me everyday. I ever need that text
Of scripture comforting, that psalm book place
Consoling, strengthening, the place that's next
In Bible reading, teaching me the case
For faith in Christ; the Word of God is known,
Believed in winter, summer by God's own.