The Rhythm of Loss and Life - An Autumn Poem by Marissa Pendlebury:
Twilight breaks through the twinning of trees,
Each sweep of a sun ray, interweaving all manner of leaves
I hear as their soft twigs finally snap,
And a flutter of sweet smoky amber falls to its back
Resting upon the nourishment quenched woodland floor
The ground speaks its wisdom and calls out for more
I look skywards to see an effervescent paparazzi-like light,
Through the canopy mesh it flickers, blinding my sight.
The voices of wildness chime with its glee
Perhaps its nameless choir is a calling to me?
I feel grounded, connected to this mystical allure
But No being can know what this intuitive forest must soon endure…
A shatter of hearts, a breaking of bones.
A decay of what spring and summer once freely proposed