Monday, September 20, 2010

Seasons of Life

She says , (actually, it's William Cullen Bryant, but she found the quotation ) that this is "Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile......"

Signs of the Start of Fall in the Seattle area ! From this post by Sylvia .

(photo by Sylvia Kirkwood)

Brilliant skies,
dew-fresh mornings,
yellow green leaves,
enjoying their first day
in the Kindergaarten woods.

Sunny Days,
a strong crowded green,
hanging out with the crowd,
overlooking the bay,
swinging in the breeze,
flirting in the rain,
its the Teenage Woods.

And then Life
its health lessons,
some tough browning,
pale yellowing,
some angry reds
clouds dark with
of the imminent season,
its the Middle-aged woods.

happens to all
in nature,
a shedding
of the brown and gold,
shivering in Winter,
tough wood
seasoned by snow
of energy within.

The Senior Woods,
a time
to draw around you
a cloud cardigan,
a nip in the air,
a sudden ray of sunlight
and a great cup
of hot tea
with a friend....

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