I felt, the tender stroke of autumn in the
palm of my hand, its colors both vibrant
cherry red and magnanimous brown.
Then moment I laid eyes upon its beauty,
wind ruffled and drew backward my hair,
as though time offering a second chance.
Now, I gaze upon the leaves, different this
time around, observe its underlying depth
and most cherished wisdom.
I realize autumn with its moods and shades
is similar to the time of spring, it offers us a
second re-awakening, perhaps a renewal of
hope and feeling.
I, observed as wind changed its course, this
time gentler, more serene, as it touched me
lovingly on my cheek.
It felt strange, as though nature wanted me
to understand everything better, to wander
deeper into roots and breathe in tranquility
‘You have given me something to chew on.’
Photo credits: M. Bednar
I chose to write on Artistic interpretations – Simply Beautiful, December 2014
Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads
also posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United