Her gentle fall

Holding hands out
Catching leaves like rain,
She knows this season
Of her heart
The settling in
The cool air flecked with dew,
She embraces the change
As it must be
As a part of the seasons
Of her life.
She leans against the bark
Grown through years strong
When she feels so small
Amongst it all,
The sky
The days growing darker
She breathes the air
And knows the calm
Of the death of leaves
Spent at her feet.
She counts them like stars
One two three
And loses track as they fall too fast
And knows that it must be this way
Till none remain.
She stands still as the breeze moves them all
Whirling dance of red orange brown
Crackling their goodbye
As they move farther away.
She learns to love these days
As they too will not last,
The winter will come
And then spring
Bursting forth once more the green
Cycles of her land
That she is a tiny piece
Of the universe
And this is what must be.

Photo: Chen Wei

18 thoughts on “Her gentle fall

  1. I am so happy finally, I too love summer but once I get at peace with something, I’m good to go. We are all blessed and I work to,see the beauty in everything, doesn’t always work but I have to try πŸ™‚

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  2. “And loses track as they fall too fast
    And knows that it must be this way
    Till none remain..”

    I really love this simple way of letting go of things and the description is so vivid!!

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  3. Every piece of writing you post, I could comment the very same, “Your prose are a perfect marriage of beauty, harmony, warmth, artistry…” Thank you for sharing your gorgeous imagery…
    AnnMarie πŸ™‚
    Happy Sunday! I have to thank Fawn from Trigger’s Horse again for leading me here…

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  4. Wow, you always have such a way with words. You reminded me of the beauty of this season, while I morn the loss of my favorite season of summer.
    I really enjoy these words,
    “She embraces the change
    As it must be
    As a part of the seasons
    Of her life.”
    I am truly blessed to get all the seasons of my life. Thanks again for the beauty Kim.

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