Birth of a Season

September 10, 2013

Autumn has come

And the leaves in all their glorious splendor

Wither and move along

To prepare a place for something more!

But do the old leaves die?

Oh, no!

They only rest in the damp, cool earth

And wait to feed and live on

In the branches and buds of a new season

yet to come!

By Martha L Shaw – © 9-10-2013 – Words and Image


Waiting – A Tanka Poem

November 2, 2012


Does the tree feel pain

When the leaves, so beautiful

Become dry then fall?

Can it, perhaps, somehow know

Of abundance yet to come?

By Martha L Shaw – copyright 11-1-12

The Colors of Fall

October 7, 2011

Leaping . . . Giggling . . . Remembering . . . Happy Tears

August 20, 2011

If your childhood was anything like mine, you will recall collecting colorful Autumn leaves, jumping in piles of them, and maybe getting gently scolded for having bits of dry brush on your clothing and in your hair.  If so, this post on my Open Salon Blog will bring back happy memories for you and I invite you to pop over by clicking the link.  Here are some photographs of New England’s colorful Fall leaves. 

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