Friday, September 29, 2006



You are humble while watching the sun set, bowing your crown

as you gently give what is not yours to hold back.

White petals fading softly over to hues of brown,

pitiful bloom wears a splendor that is often disregarded.

Your silent mourning is not heard

and alone you feel life's drain,

natures gravity pulling

it back into the soil of your birth.

The instinctive winds tug on whatever

remaining strength is left

and you begin counting down the evenings

that pass by so slowly, questioning just how many

sun rises you will see again.

I always feel badly on the weekend that my husband chooses to prune back all the plants growing in our yard. I peer from the kitchen window and see the big black bags begin to fill up with the discarded remains. Dead branches and leaves mix with colorful flowers that still have a day or two left in them. If I had only arrived before him, I could have salvaged the last bouquet of the season, but I never do. He hauls it all away and in his wake the yard looks so barren and sparse.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. I agree. Time moves quickly and before you know it... they are blooming again.
I am on the net whilst on my hols.
Exciting. Probably wont check in very often... but will from time to time.
I loves you babes.
BTW... your package STILL had not arrived when we flew out on Thursday!! Bugger!
Bx

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

I was just thinking the same kind of thing yesterday. While being sick these last couple of days I have just sat outside in the quiet of the day and looked at the roses, they look tired, as does the potted plants.

They are telling me it's time for the rest now. No more blooms are coming just a brownish tint starts.

I can't say that I am sorry as fall/autumn is my very favorite time of the year!!

Hey are you changing your blog look, I like the background color?!

Have a gorgeous day!

xxxooo
T.

7:51 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

yes indeed...it is the continual cycle of life-death-life...something must die so that something else might live...

12:49 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

i have a hard time throwing any flora that might still appear to have some life...even if just a little.

i hear you and understand.

love you.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Lovely poem and pic.

I too feel sad at the end of the summer.

XOXO

5:22 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

As summer fades for you ,were just starting to bloom here as the season changes. The sunrises as the cold fades away and it is beautiful .I will definately stop to smeel the flowers and think of you.
Shaz
Thankyou for your Prayers. xox

7:39 PM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

Get some pansies! I got them one year in the fall and they bloomed, even thru snow!!! I've got them again! Happy Week-end too to YOU sweetie cake!!! xoxoooxo

1:26 PM  

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