Autumn 🍂

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Spring came and she was but a bud,
Full of eager promise.
Green in every torturous way
Simply daintiful and delighting.

With the summer heat
She strengthened with turgor
Resilient to the power of the beaming one,
Enriched by each dawn.

Now with the sun distanced,
Shadows and chilled air govern.
She flaps and fights
Hanging on with brittle stems.

Bursting or bruising
Colors brimming,
Amber to terra cotta
And every shade between.

As departure arrives
Her cabaret is at its height
Her glow, her draw
Never greater, never stronger.

Either gentle float
Or sweeping dive
She brushes downwards
Landing with crisp grace.

Piled in with company abundant.
Crumble awaited
To merge once more,
And merrily feed Mother Earth.

Ageing

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Graced with elegance
Layered in riches
Brimming with fortitude
Aged to perfection

Truest of treasures
Never an acquisition
Always a revelation
As embedded with precision

With dignity and resilience
With acknowledgement of meaning
A life lived well
Shows through with beauty

The human no different
Whether wrinkled or lame
The gleam of beauty
Will still break though

Live with inquiry
Don’t follow like sheep
Walk against the crowd
Walk the path less trodden

Look within, look around
Answers come of asking
Make room for knowledge
And every wrinkle will hold a story

Fear not the running of time
Welcome
For it brings sustenance for renewal
Perfect just for each moment

So grateful this heart
For knowing this treasure
For knowing the guardian
For having so ‘aged’

Topofthewater

IMG_6113One of my favorite bloggers, deserving of a re-post…checkout any one of his most 20 visited posts. You’ll surely be warmed or touched to the core!

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And be sure to see today’s post, ‘The Mature Rose’.. inspired by Annie Lennox.

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3 Day Quote Challenge-Day 2

Here’s big thank you to David, my challenger, who by nominating me for this challenge has helped me be a better blogger. His blog is all about being a better physical you so check it out at https://chapeblog.wordpress.com

Day 2 Quote

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Today’s challenge goes to:

  1. https://melekvadisi.wordpress.com
  2. https://itsaloveuntold.wordpress.com
  3. https://deanjbaker.wordpress.com

Challenge rules:

  1. Thank your challenging blogger and post their site
  2. Post three consecutive days
  3. Post one to three quotes per day
  4. Challenge three different bloggers per day

Hope you enjoy the challenge, know that you were hand picked!