Falling

falling
gentle drop down
the sole flight of spent leaf
cut off from life-sustaining tree
spinning freely, wind-tossed, euphoric flight
lands among the ground’s dead fodder
fuel the tree roots tap
autumn’s leaves are
falling

~

Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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Faced

faced, unmovable

tree grew on unyielding stone

roots stretched to tap ground

~

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The Hour Passed

the hour passed
the flowers –
some we dried
hung upside down
life evaporated
taking
scent
and
hue
leaving crinkled paper petals
fragile shell reminders
of the bloom the hour spent
some we pressed
trapped between the pages
smothered
removed
stiff
and
dry
coated in artificial fragrance
sprayed from a non-aerosol can
added to the bowl of potpourri

but

whether
dried
or
pressed
the flowers
remind us
of the
hour
before
it
passed

~

for my friend, Terry, whose light lives on in the words he left behind on his blog:   https://spearfruit.com/

~

Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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A Treasured Tanka

new forest sets sail
on waves of lush undergrowth
acorns drop like rain
in a mast year for oak trees
the squirrelly pirates indulge

~

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Cherita #6

child went to the river

learned to bait
worms on his hook

released a dozen fish,
but love of nature snagged
was a keeper

~

Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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