Deciduous – Poem by Ali Grimshaw



Maybe you’re not late.

Will you trust Mother Earth

with Autumn’s end

even when you don’t feel ready?

Maybe you are right on time

keeping the cycle.

A tree with your own falling leaves.

Maybe your season is happening

just as it should be.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2019

dVerse Quadrille – Keep

38 thoughts on “Deciduous – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. I love the perspective of your poem, Ali, the way you address the deciduous tree, and that you don’t specify what species – a beautiful metaphor for the human condition. I especially love the lines:
    ‘Maybe your season is happening
    just as it should be.’

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    1. Kim, thank you so much for your feedback. It’s always interesting to hear what others receive from my words. Nature has a lot to teach us if we are paying attention. Thank you for the inspirational prompt to write from

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  2. Ahhh, accept the “deficiencies” of an aging human body … “just as it should be” …
    This is beautiful, Ali. Thank you.

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    1. V.J. I believe that we have an opportunity to learn from this day and at the same time find the small beautiful in complicated circumstances. I hope my words provided you with lift. Take care.

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