Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dark and Darker

We fell back in time.
I will get used to it.
The shadows no longer 
hold the trees to the ground.
Armadas of clouds have come and gone,
fluff of childhood.

Pewter sky fills the landscape above.
Furring maples, hornbeam and liquidambar
glow in the darkening gloom,
but the mosses assert themselves,
the resurrection ferns remind us
that even in death there is life.
We are all of a season
spring young, summer golden
autumn fading
and winter.
"Gratitude bestows reverence....
changing forever
how we experience
life and the world."
 Love to all, Ellen.

12 comments:

Beetlebirdhare said...

Hi Ellen,
lovely to see you back - missed your words and beautiful photos : ) x

Mereknits said...

Beautifully said my friend.
Meredith

J & B said...

Your words remind me of the colours we see, and should
make the most of them. beautiful

Gail Gunnoe said...

I like it. It seems just this week the cold is moving in and the evenings are darker that little bit faster. Hope you are having a good week. Rescued any knitting needles? ;)

Mrs. Micawber said...

This isn't a post, it's a poem. A very beautiful one.

"Hornbeam" - that word always makes me think of Tolkien and the Ents and Fangorn Forest. (I don't know why.)

I hope the new glasses are working out well. :)

Annie Cholewa said...

You're back! And I've been missing your posts :( You've been much missed my friend x

Grammy Braxton said...

Your words always touch me. Thank you again for all your words of kindness during the summer. I'm so glad you are posting again. Hugs, Sharon

driftwood said...

just beautiful. pewter skies. what a perfect description x

Angy is my name. said...

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ .... yesssss!

Ginnie said...

Wonderful to see you post again, Ellen. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and wonder how your weather is. I am very lucky to be out of the "snow belt"
Love, Ginnie

Ginnie said...

Hi Ellen! Saw your comment on Mrs. Micawber's post. This last one of yours is quite beautiful. I hope you are doing well.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Ellen, oh how I enjoyed all your wildlife and plant photos.. you're good! Nice to meet you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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