A story of Leaves

Leaves most brilliant
grace my garden,
gifts of colour
that gladden the soul
in a decaying world.

Life is fragile
Seasons of birth

Like the leaf
unfurling in spring
bursting with life
offering shade and beauty.

But seasons change.
There is a letting go
a shifting, a noticing
even an embracing

with thankfulness of what was
acknowledging the challenges
the wind, the heat, the storms
the weathering

and like that leaf
we emerge,
life’s lines upon our faces
telling a story

full of beauty
wiser and perhaps sadder

and ultimately thankful
for the gift of life.

Gw 2021

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

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