Briefly – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Fallen Leaf Art by Nikola Faller in Osijek, Croatia – More inspiring photos HERE
Briefly

Stages and ages of crimson edges
crisp rounds, centers of golden.

Veins will remain long after the delicate
sections have disassembled themselves
to join the soil for another cycle.

These elders don't fight seasonal changes.
Through the quiet and loud
or bend and wave of storm
they receive while sheltering seedings below

forever willing to show their nakeness
in the darkest of times.
With empty arms
while full of life within.

Their offerings a mosaic
of temorary color.

© Ali Grimshaw 2021

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30 thoughts on “Briefly – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. This is exquisitely drawn! Especially love; “Veins will remain long after the delicate sections have disassembled themselves to join the soil for another cycle.”💝💝

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  2. Ali,
    Your references to the autumn leaves as “elders” “sheltering seedlings” anthropomorphized this perennial occurrence in a singular way, giving it a benevolence that is both startling and comforting.
    Pax,
    Dora

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  3. Oh, this is lovely, Ali. “With empty arms while full of life within.” And the title is so fitting, how brief beauty is! Or rather the splendour of it at its peak.

    The image alone echoes the chaos theory at work in nature. It reminds me of a programme I watched recently about autumn leaves, how we’re all so quick to sweep them away but if you leave them in a bag or a pile to break down and crumble, they become the lushest most mineral-rich soil ever. Though you have to wait a few months!

    Hope you’re well 🙂

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