A Prayer for the Autumn Leaf

Crystalline feathers of an orange hue,

crusty leafs of a faded paper browned,

by the waning transience of its youth

it has stained the soiled ground.

“Autumn! Autumn! Where art thou?”

your maple fingers,

conceal your emerald veins,

as the blood rushes below.

Fire lilies flutter to a solstices flow

a wind blows them to their graves

withered timeless fires glow

a dimmed spring face

overshadowed by fluorescent waves

Begging for a winters frost

a canopy of silver rain

releasing a final blank sheet

of an ice rink of snow.

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5 responses to “A Prayer for the Autumn Leaf

  1. Such a beautiful description of seasons of beauty….fall and spring…

    “a canopy of silver rain
    releasing a final blank sheet
    of an ice rink of snow.”
    love this….

  2. What a terrifically inspired idea, to pray for an autumn leaf as it glowing colors face the dulling of winter, the burial under ice. Have you ever discovered a leaf still bearing much of its autumn glory as the spring thaws arrive on your favorite woodland path? Maybe that was a leaf someone prayed for! We retain our glory when others pray for us, after all!

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