Thursday, October 28, 2010

Breaking Free

The lift of the breeze
pushing against the leaf
the water of the dew
pulling at its edge
The stem breaking free
from the branch of the maple
falling with the confidence
of a platform diver
Like a little bird
bravely flying from the nest
the brilliant color
dying in a beautiful dance
Landing on the carpet
like sunlight on the ground
though much of it in shadows
the yellow all around

October 28, 2010
Maple tree out my office window
October 28, 2010
drive from Pembroke to Concord this morning
before the fog burned off
October 28, 2010
“Preparing to Sleep”
October 20, 2010 posting on her blog,
A Handmaiden of the Lord
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss, of
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
talk about different colors
of the leaves of autumn
Suncook, NH
Pembroke, NH
Allenstown, NH
October 21, 2010

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