Changes

Today tastes just a little more
like fall.
Looking through the forest
there are spaces
between the leaves
that weren’t there a week ago.
It seems the bees are more insistent;
rose hips are on display
having grown heavy
and orange.
The day lilies have gone to seed,
rattling in a breeze
that hints at cooler, shorter days.
And here we are,
on the cusp of autumn
with winter in the wings.
Soon the trees
will reach their naked, grey arms
to a sky filled with geese,
and frost will spin
its silvery webs through the night.
Snows will fall,
light will fail,
the riot of life
will end.
Of course, after winter
there will always be another spring,
though it may not be our spring.

This is linked to dVerse Poets Pub open link night, though it started when Kanzen Sakura, one of the dVerse team members, asked us to write about changes.

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29 thoughts on “Changes

  1. First, what a lovely new blog, smiles ~

    I like the nod to the seasonal change, from summer to autumn, from winter to spring ~ I like “the riot of life will end” line – Never thought of winter that way ~

    Thanks for joining us at D’verse ~

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  2. Particularly like these lines:
    It seems the bees are more insistent,
    and the rose hips are on display
    having grown heavy
    and orange.
    Loving, close observation of nature. And that sad echo of other springs, other people’s springs…

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  3. Everything has its season..a time for every purpose the phrase goes……you painted a true autumn scene with all its uniqueness. None of the seasons last longer than the other, in nature anyway…sometimes in life it’s different. Nice poem

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  4. My, My… Mary, you do love the Autumn – so truly and beautifully rendered here…

    My favourite piece:

    “Soon the trees
    will reach their naked, grey arms
    to a sky filled with geese,
    and frost will spin
    its silvery webs through the night.”

    A real treat to read… With Best Wishes Scott

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