Others call it God

Fire-mist and a planet,
A crystal and a cell,
A jelly-fish and a saurian,
And caves where the cave-men dwell;

South Dakota frog

Then a sense of law and beauty,
And a face turned from the clod,
Some call it Evolution,
And others call it God.

South Dakota lake

A haze on the far horizon,
The infinite, tender sky,
The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields,
And the wild geese sailing high,

South Dakota ranch

And all over the upland and lowland
The charm of the goldenrod,
Some of us call it Autumn,
And others call it God.

Missouri River in South Dakota

Like tides on a crescent sea-beach,
When the moon is new and thin,
Into our hearts high yearnings
Come welling and surging in,

South Dakota buck on trail cam

Come from the mystic ocean
Whose rim no foot has trod,
Some of us call it longing,
And others call it God.

South Dakota lake

A picket frozen on duty,
A mother starved for her brood,
Socrates drinking the hemlock,
And Jesus on the rood;

South Dakota pasture

And millions who, humble and nameless,
The straight, hard pathways plod,
Some call it Consecration,
And others call it God.

Poem by William Herbert Carruth, Each in His Own Tongue.


12 thoughts on “Others call it God

  1. Very nice! Did you get to ride in a plane for some of those shots? My ex brother-in-law used to fly a small plane for fun. I went up with him once. Kinda scary at first, you know? I dunno … I guess I always thought you had to have extra special magical powers or something to fly a plane, and there was my very ordinary brother-in-law at the helm! It was a bit disconcerting when he pulled out a check list and started going through it just prior to takeoff! (Come to find out, all pilots do that, especially when flying their instructor’s plane and he’s standing on the runway!) Anywho … nice post! Love the kitty in the lane!

  2. wow, looks beautiful. So serene. I live in Canada, in Vancouver, and don’t usually get out of the city. These photos make me want to take a wilderness trip! Is your town/home pretty isolated?

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