Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Autumn Transformation

photo © Gary Strader

As autumn returns once the summer is past,
A transformation begins on each tree.
Slanting shadows by the sun are cast,
And the sun’s not as hot as it used to be.
Sunset seems to arrive rather fast.
The changes soon are obvious to see.

The colors of leaves beginning to die
Are like paint drops shaken all around.
The autumn wind that passes by
Sends them tumbling to the ground.
In muted yellow and brown piles they lie,
Then swirl in the breeze with a rustling sound.

Crumbling and settling into the earth,
They peacefully, calmly let their lives go,
But this death is only a part of life’s flow;
Once winter’s sleep ends, it’s a time of rebirth.

Like these leaves that end in a blaze of glory
We experience a rebirth too.
Death is a part of life, it is true,
But praise God, not the end of the story!


Aries said...

Nicely said and lovely picture too. Love it when trees turns colors in Autumn.

Have Myelin? said...

I hope it's not the end of the story!

Thanks for the smile you gave me.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful post...and a wonderful picture!

Thanks for all the reminders about life-living-death- (and re-living!!)

Jane said...

Beautiful poem! Hope that you are keeping well,


ArtSnark said...


Jackie said...

Beautiful words here!!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Blessings to you and yours!



Siobhan said...

Praise God not the end of the story YES!! STUNNING

The Unknowngnome said...

A beautiful post and a beautiful blog you have. Your spirit shows through with each post that I've read thus far.

Thank you for stopping by my place and commenting. :-)

In answer to your question, yes, the skeleton of life refers to the tree on one level but it also refers to one that savagery has befallen which leaves them uncolored for a season of life.

It is so nice to meet you. Let's keep in touch.

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