Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Friday, September 19, 2008

#129 Invitation . . .

A few leaves now turn
yellow and brown, fall begins
with invitation, the year is ending.
I walk along a line of scrub oaks,
their limbs above me
a dome of airiness I cannot understand,
a language I haven’t learned.
Their limbs reach up to touch the sky
as if all is connected, all hums with change,
beginnings and endings coil together,
I feel lighter as if
I could turn and curl into tomorrow,
at one with leaves scattering in the wind,
the smell of rain just out of reach.

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  1. This shows such a close communion with nature.

  2. I love the idea of curling into tomorrow' also, the smell of rain just out of reach. Lovely!

  3. Anonymous5:36 PM

    I think I will join you and 'curl into tomorrow'. What a wonderful phrase.

  4. You have a way with words and phrases. Your poem has such vivid images. Really enjoyed it.

  5. Such lovely words and imagery! Wonderful work!

  6. Anonymous1:37 PM

    You have totally captured the feel of autumn. A lovely piece

  7. Anonymous2:52 PM

    I really enjoyed reading your poem, even though I'm not looking forward to Autumn/winter weather. I felt a positivity here.

  8. I love the fall. You paint it well here.

  9. Anonymous8:14 PM

    love this Beth, "I could turn and curl into tomorrow" -- the numbers of autumn days I have felt just like that --

    thank you for your comments - I am glad to have found your site