100 Word Challenge - Beyond

What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Beyond".

Leaves float by on swirls of wind
Green gone and the flourish of life
Trees gone bare and stark
 Looking like grey old men
            arms upraised and begging

Leaves float by and fall to ground
On grass long brown and dormant
The new fledged birds have flown away
South, to familiar places
            they've not been before

Leaves decay and feed the Earth
Under a tablecloth of snow
Rich repast for worms and such
The critters burrow deep
           beyond the reach of Winter cold

Trees are felled, cut to cords
Hearths are warmed, hovels cozied
            beyond the reach of Winter's cold.


Shadow said...

you make me feel like burrowing in deep and waiting it out...

Tara R. said...

I loved this line, " Looking like grey old men/ arms upraised and begging." Beautifully descriptive.

PattiKen said...

Poetry! Good for you. It's all good, but the second stanza is wonderful, and my favorite.

Kir said...

I have the autumn blues as we speak, my whole being misses summer , but this poem comforted me and made me appreciate a warm fire, a chunky blanket, a soft wrapped sweater...not so much long for it, but think of them without teary eyes.

I love your words Lou.

Velvet Verbosity said...

Sigh. Many years living in the mountains of Vermont has made me very nostalgic about Fall and Winter. Thanks for this.