Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Leaf's Lament

I took these pictures the other day as I walked along the dry riverbed.

I was fascinated by the lone leaves, having fallen last Season, forgotten! But as the river was low, the water receded, and these beautiful leaves live on!

If only, for a little while longer.




The Leaf's Lament

Said the leaf to the sky
I would learn how to fly
But I'm shaking like a leaf, do I dare?

Said the sky to the leaf
It's a matter of belief
just jump into my blanket of air!

Then the sky sang
then the leaf sprang
and the trees were empty and bare.


By Andrew Fusek Peters



3 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

Chelsea said...

For someone who is so good at finding a great bargain & knowing all the right hair products & being able to run 7 minute miles (when you really wanna)...your poetic side still surprises and delights me. Love the pictures and the sweet poem.

Gabrielle said...

Gorgeous! I love endeavors that truly make me appreciate how much God does love us, to give us such beauty to appreciate, is such a gift. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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