NATIVE FOREST, painting by TAMARA VALDOVINO, Chile

Native Forest, painting by TAMARA VALDOVINO, Chile (copyright of the artist)

Native Forest, painting by TAMARA VALDOVINO, Chile (copyright of the artist)

LINK:  http://www.artmajeur.com/elmundodetamara/

 

FALLING  LEAVES

 

The  leaf speaks:

I am changing colour

It feels strange

I was vibrant green

Now my tips are orange

Brown and yellow.

 

The tree speaks:

I am feeling unwell

My leaves behave

Strangely

My green roof

And walls gone

People liked

To shelter from the sun

And rain

The children

The squirrels

The picnic parties

A tablecloth

Spread under

My lively branches

Shady and

Intimate.

I can see and hear

The children nearby

Waiting for the conkers.

 

The leaf speaks:

I am falling

Falling

Whirling

Gusts of wind

Strip the tree

In playful tornadoes

Until it subsides.

I join the others

Spread out

Under the tree

 

 

 

 

 

Burgundy leaves

Are whipped up by the wind

For a last dance.

The tree speaks:

I feel naked to the elements

Without my leaves

And think of the mists and rain

And cold

As Winter approaches.

Never mind

I look splendid

With my limbs

On show

And know my buds

Are lying dormant,

Protected by

Their sticky sheafs

Ready to burst forth

At Spring

To clothe me 

Once again

In King’s cloak

Of green.

 

 

AERONWY   THOMAS

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