Over the last several weeks, during my morning quiet time, I have been reading a poem each day from A Scripture of Leaves, by William Stafford. Stafford was an American poet of the Twentieth Century who had strong connections with the Church of the Brethren. A conscientious objector during World War 2, he came in contact with our people through Brethren Service. Later he taught English at Manchester College. In 1989 Brethren Press published this small volume of his poems. A second edition came out a decade later.