A timely, beautiful poem with a beautiful message. Enjoy!

by Marilyn Kratz

The winds of fall have
swept away
brown leaves from old elm trees
And now reveal what summer’s green
had hidden from my gaze.
Abandoned nests, their builders flown,
stand out in stark relief,
Mute evidence of secret
toil that filled the spring with life.
I contemplate this lesson taught
by Nature’s cleansing hand
And vow to see in everyone
the worth they have within.

From Pasque Petals Vol. 74, No. 3
Winter 1999

Featured image by liz west under the creative commons license on Flickr.

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