by Rick Brentlinger
(Pace, FL, USA)

Maple tree ablaze with color

Maple tree ablaze with color

I watched the crimson maple leaves
Drift fluttering to the ground;
They left the starkly barren limbs,
All lifeless now, uncrowned.

Limbs etched against a sullen sky,
Bereft of rustling leaves;
The solitary maple stands
And in the moonlight grieves.

While gently falling snowflakes
Drifting silent on the breeze;
Create a royal diadem
Upon the grieving trees.

The glistening iridescent flakes
An ermine crown now form;
And once again the maple wears
A kingly crown at morn.

Would you like
to get saved?

Return to Poems

Return to 101 Community

Return to
Gay Christian 101 Home Page

Photo of a red maple tree in
my backyard by Rick Brentlinger

Comments for Coronation

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 24, 2013
Wistful and Majestic
by: Suhndog

Beautiful imagery! It brings many things to mind, especially the Bible Verse, Psalm 30:5b. I can also see a parallel application in Judges 14:14 "out of the strong came forth sweetness" where bees produced honey in the midst of a rotting, lion carcass.

I love poetry and your poem Rick, captures that feeling of beauty through change. Nice!

Jun 08, 2011
Oh my!
by: Sparrow

Absolutely beautiful.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Poetry.

Site Build It! Site Build It!