TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

The Leaf Devoured

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Water droplets magnify

the verdant veins

 through which

the life giving  blood flows

through which

the life giving source

that keeps

giving life

 keeps

life going

despite the wear and tear

of an alien attack

by a catapulting caterpiller

that offers another creature

 a world within world

in which to live.

Despite

bitten tears,

bitter tears,

the leaf will live green

through the summer

and then shrivel to crimson,

life blood draining

and it will cry no more

as it drops dead

from the branch

where it lived

for a few short months.

13 responses

  1. Genie

    …And it will transform into other forms. All things are subject to change and nothing is ever gone, it changes into something else; like soil, with the leaf…

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    June 15, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    • Yes, thanks, Genie. I should have thought of that– would have been a nice segue.

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      June 15, 2013 at 2:38 AM

  2. What poetic descriptions of the Circle of life.
    Yisraela

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    June 15, 2013 at 3:25 AM

  3. love the catapulting caterpillar

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    June 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    • Thank you, dear Paul. Wrote the whole poem in the middle of the night so forgot that line totally– had to reread the next day.

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      June 16, 2013 at 6:49 PM

  4. Beautiful! Love your work! 🙂

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    June 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    • Thank you so much for reading my post and commenting– means so much!

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      June 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

  5. I love this one Ellen, so beautiful!

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    June 23, 2013 at 6:06 PM

  6. Beautiful and poignant allegory, Ellen.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    June 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    • Thanks so much, Wendy, for your kind words. Blessings to you as well, Ellen

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      June 26, 2013 at 12:12 AM

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