December 15, 2015

Nature Smiles

The triangular joints meet, clasp and hug within the barrenness of landscapes, beckoning nearer what is left of color; the lost leaves, the dead and the dying where nature’s goldens and reds were once full of green.

Colors change over time, the naked limbs grow stronger in these cold months when humans go inside to stave off the chill of day’s sun, boarding up against winter's snow; the tree’s roots dig deeper into the life giving soil, the richness feeds and gives nourishment, strengthening limbs in time to grow and spread, sprouting the buds to bloom in Spring anew.  

We sadden at the sight of the lonely, disparaging limbs, where once we gloried in the splendor it threw our way, beautifying, electrifying our vision, while knowing this current view would come back before our eyes ...we hold onto the memories of what once was, and knowing will come again to brighten our summer months, to shade us from heat of the sun, to blanket us as sleep takes hold.  

As the last leaf flies about and suddenly drops in a breeze, a carpet warms the life giving feet of these limbs for another new season to come; Fall captures us with imagination through memories, and we smile, only a temporary sad smile, to give thanks for the nourishment, passing on this future to nature’s beautiful smile.    

December 9, 2015

Heaven on Earth

Kill the wild beasts, the children of the land; kill the birds, the fish, and with fervor the love for one another; kill the fortitude to carry forward life, the living that beats of a promised heart. Kill what is done to stop the goodness, replacing it with grief; kill the hope and truth and the love that was once there to move the living into heavenly places on earth; heavenly places, the kingdoms of wild forest, wild animals, wild is the nature that once was, until the angels in heaven fall from high, toppling the statues that are insatiably worshiped.

December 5, 2015

Stolen Love

I love no other, no other do I love.  
You came into my life, my days, my nights
No other do I love
Love held my hand
My heart held your love
Love gave me solace, love was the answer
hours became nights, days, months, years
I opened my heart, I heard my voice
love sold your soul in pieces
love filled with shame
love couldn’t answer
I exhaled your name