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.

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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.

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