But a Leaf, in Mother’s Nurture

But a Leaf, in Mother's Nurture
But a Leaf, in Mother’s Nurture

Nurture, in the cycle of life…

A leaf in flight,
released from life its purpose done,
sees the world for the first time,
aloft, high above the embrace of leaf and bow,
the miracles below bring tears of joy,
for all it was in life,
for all the blessed sun that gave it breath.

And in its curling amber tones,
as light as cloud on nature’s whispering breeze,
it recounts its brothers and sisters,
when winds did blow and shimmering light
did dance upon its green,
and impassioned music did it create
for love of just being.

As sky above, in glorious endless blue,
faded to a horizon of complete unknown,
that leaf did softly land upon the earth,
and in nurture of its falling,
knew it has purpose still,
to feed the mother and future kin,
with love and compassionate giving.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “But a Leaf, in Mother’s Nurture

  • January 5, 2017 at 4:04 AM

    Isn’t it wonderful? – the life cycle of a leaf and and how it continues to give even as one cycle ends. There is no death, only other realms. I hope I am able to leave behind a legacy of giving to Earth and humanity when it is my time to journey on. I love this piece, Tony. To see such beauty and purpose in one small creature is marvelous and the mark of a very spiritual poet.

  • January 5, 2017 at 4:10 AM

    Very kind Phyllis, I have always appreciated life in all perspectives, trying to not judge one thing over another. It is our ignorance that tell us we are superior: in what, being able to destroy and kill. We as a species have much to learn.


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