Like A Leaf Come Away From The Tree
like a leaf come away from the tree
which once held it safely
by the promise of an age
just one step
away from eternity
to be borne away
by wind without sound
without the promise
of a soft landing
I love nature and one of the things I regretted seeing the most last year when we had the original 3 month lockdown in the UK (and we had to stay at home), was that I missed an entire season...Spring. We were able to go back out in mid-summer, though to see those new buds open after Winter and unfurl into Spring with all of their glorious shades of green...I really missed that.
I remember once a few years ago, I was waiting at the bus stop during autumn and the wind created a dance of swirling brown leaves that flowed and spiralled across a park and then rested on grass, only for another breeze to come along and start the dance again...magic!
Thank you! :)
When it's autumn, I love to see the leaves blowing around where I live and it's a blessing when they land in gardens or on soil, because even as they pass into dream, they also release nutrients into the ground that helps the trees and plants to grow again the following spring.
I always feel sorry for the leaves that get caught in gutters and on roofs. Their nutrients eventually make it back into the soil, though this can take longer and they may feel that they become forgotten. Not so...