Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shadows


The daylight angles different now
dark shadows cast across this yard;
what once was bright fades brown to gray--
as life now passes to decay.

The leaves grow sparse, the chill invades
and brittle does each limb become;
the sap flows thick through every vein
but deep in root, a spark remains.

Like armillary sphere, we spin..
past sun and moon, through spring and fall.
Each cycle speaks in steadfast clue;
for all that dies is birthed anew.

© Ginny Brannan September 2012


















Shared at d'Verse Poets Open Link Night #63

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful revery about the seasons, life, ourselves. Very nice work.

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  2. the cycle called seasons...love the last stanza.

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  3. In death are the seeds of life and so the cycle continues

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  4. smiles...wonderful evocation of the seasons...and what they teach us as well about life...and death...and life again...nice ginny...smiles.

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to autumn!

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  6. The beauty of autumn spoken with eloquence.

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  7. "Like armillary sphere, we spin.." oh yes, this is the cycle of seasons, of life. lovely.

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  8. that's so lovely Ginny - and your last lines - leading to Autumnal shades with renewal - Lib

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  9. So very true, Ginny. Sometimes it is hard to see the 'rebirth' as we witness what looks like death in our autumn midst; but next spring we will see the fruits of what nature has planned.

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  10. Ginny, this is beautiful. I never knew the name of that metallic, stripped metal sphere....the image is perfect.

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  11. The beauty of life, great capture of it all.

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  12. An armillary sphere is a fantastic axis for this poem, nicely done!

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  13. This has the perfect tone for an Autumn reflection. I like the form, rhythm and quiet beauty of your words.

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  14. A very quiet and inspiring poem. Thanks. k.

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  15. This is very beautiful -- eloquent poem and perfect photograph. Both set the mood -- suspenseful, exciting.

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