Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Is a Tree.....

Is a tree any less beautiful in autumn,
when the springtime blossom has passed.
The fruits of summer, now gathered,
the harvest, long since passed.
Or is that when the richness of colour,
that is lit by the afternoon sun,
makes the leaves, all shimmer like firelight.

With a beauty, that’s second to none.

Copyright © SB 2008

16 comments:

flaubert said...

Quite nice!
Pamela

Mary said...

So true. A tree can be beautiful every time of year...autumn most of all.

Carrie Burtt said...

Susannah this is a wonderful poem...a beautiful tribute to the true beauty of a tree....i love it!

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Beautiful, Susannah, just beautiful.

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful and lyrical - a sweetest to the ear....enjoyed...bkm

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is glorious! I love the rhyming and the rhythm, and the images you conjure with the afternoon sun making the leaves "shimmer like firelight" - one can almost see the leaf-flames flickering. Wonderful!

Jingle said...

lovely flow..

Diane T said...

No, a tree is not any less beautiful in autumn. A delightful poem that warms my heart.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

i really agree with this. autumn is much beautiful. no less than spring. lovely work!

Victoria said...

Beauty in all seasons - yes.

Deborah said...

A wonderful tribute to autumn, beautifully written.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A tree is a thing of beauty on any given day - even dead - but particularly in Autumn.

Ellie said...

Wow, lyrical and sweet, to visualize and read! Lovely~

RiikaInfinityy said...

Beautiful and lovely words :3

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for reading and for your comments, they are much appreciated. :-)

gospelwriter said...

I find it hard to choose between, say, Japanese flowering cherries in spring, and maple in fall; luckily I don't have to...

Love your poem, beautifully phrased.

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