Fiscal Prayer

Now is the time to harvest your deeds
Now its time to pray
Bring your treasures from the weeds
Worship the blossom among the hay

  Soon is the time to milk the goat
Soon is the time of spring
Anchor away the riverboat
Captain! Give the bell a ring!

Later in the autumn mist
Then is the time to pray
When your cherries are all triste
Repent your pleasures of golden days.


Long after “later, soon and now”
That’s the time of peace
Fetch your sack of deeds and bow
Graciously repay you dues and fees
Thus, this is the time to pay.


A Lunde Garden of Eden
Anderson's Lumberyard
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