Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Parable of Trees

Poetics Aside Prompt: Tree or Forest

In winter you're a barren twig
In spring a new-born flower
In summer-time a cool retreat
And in the fall...a shower

Winter, a crown of pristine white
In spring, a floral cutie
Your summer-gown, chartreuse delight
But autumn; oh, ravishing beauty

I have fallen in love once
A thousand times each season
Oh mighty tree, for you ensconce
The whole of Nature's reason

There is a season for all life
The bud, the bloom; surrender
Yet, here we earn in living's strife
The crown of wisdom's splendor

Janet Martin

1 comment:

  1. This blending of the seasons is a lovey overlapping. I never get enough of finding the balance between things. The blending of "opposites", brought together in a poem or by love is always magical.


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