Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall's Fading Fallow

The orchard has rendered its ruby
The fallow has tendered its gold
The woodland has lathered its beauty
Back to earth’s long-suffering hold

The banter of zephyr and rain-song
Garnishes every tree root
A moment’s insistence is ruthless
Stripping the stem of its fruit

The brook rambles through barren fallow
Replenished by autumn’s tear
Stalwart, the reed in its shallow
Braces for gales more severe

We too must render life’s ruby
We too must tender its gold
All things ephemeral journey
Back to earth’s long-suffering hold

© Janet Martin


  1. What a lovely poem...enjoyed reading it so much...
    Thanks so much for coming over...
    I am following you right back.:)

  2. I wish you the best as you 'begin again'!


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