Monday, October 27, 2008

The Fall

The bluffs are ablaze in color

Vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, purples, and greens

Moving and swaying with the wind

The colors rise joyously to the sky

And then stretch back down blissfully to the river below

Mother Nature is really showing off now

Every scene a postcard, a painting, a fresco

But so much more than that

Beatific, stunning, and brilliant

Yet still so much more

A reminder of the sacredness of life


Yet this season of beauty

Is a descent into death

The frigid tree prepares for its winter slumber

By shedding part of its own life

Not in fear

But in joy

Organic fireworks being released

To celebrate the natural cycle of life

Not a dour moment at this funeral

It’s party time for leaf and tree alike

Call it nature’s “Dia de los Muertos”

Celebrating lives well lived

And lives to come


Bitter cold turns to familiar warmth

Death begets life

Let the trees teach us to celebrate

And let their fireworks shine

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