Put Down Roots
The cattails are silent now
The red-wings song eerily remaining on the wind.
While the bullfrogs rest, their hard work done-
New progeny growing,
bringing a vision turned toward the future.
The land is laid to waste as all about
seeds of a season past are strewn.
Given time to put down roots-
Strong and lasting, waiting, dreaming.
Soon it will be their time to smile
In flowers upon the earth.
Will I be there to witness this cycle repeating-
I live in the hope these seasons will be many,
Witnessed before my fresh eyes with unending gratitude.
© Donna Donabella 2015
This poem is a continuation of my contemplation of the seasonal change from summer to fall, and how my life is entrenched deeply in my garden. It also speaks to my spiritual rebirth and my mortality.
I enjoy celebrating the seasonal change and invite others who want to celebrate the changing of the season to join me in my quarterly meme, Seasonal Celebrations which I hold on my other blog, Gardens Eye View. You can read how to join in here in my kick-off post.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.
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Special Note: The cattails here are from my garden. These wonderful native plants grow in my pond. In the Language of Flowers, cattails are said to mean Prosperity and Peacefulness.
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