October 2019 – By Jim Prevor
“Water, water everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.”
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
— By Samuel Coleridge
It feels as if we are in the poem
Everything is “plant-forward” —
…Belief. But when I was a boy,
I was taught by the Mets
That “Ya Gotta Believe!”
National League Champions of 1973.
If I close my eyes. Shea Stadium:
The Wall Ball,
The three-word phrase that fueled
the team’s run to the NL championship:
“Ya Gotta Believe!”
Is it faith that matters?
Or does belief change behavior?
If you don’t believe, maybe you stop trying.
So, we gather in Anaheim
Seeking a path
Because we believe
And we will find a way.
Because before there was any of this,
We tended the earth,
Watching things grow.
And we learned that from love,
Something incredible would grow.
Also from the Rime:
“He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.”
We do believe.