The first aster of the season has bloomed
not without a little skip in my heartbeat
as it did the first time
that gray streaked my dark head.
Here comes Fall
and soon winter’s rest.
Has not summer just begun?
Youth is for ever
until mortality’s shadow appears.
One by one, the petals fall
only to send leaves afloat
and kiss us good-bye.
We are passing
even as new life begins.
Over at dVERSE POETS’ PUB’s Poetics, Victoria Slotto challenges us to ‘Do a Poem Over again. So here, I posted a copy of some of the drafts for this poem. The one in yellow was the original idea.
Meanwhile, In MAGPIE TALES, Tess provided this photo prompt:
Please click the links to visit the responses to both prompts. 🙂
Meanwhile, school has just begun and life got a tad busier in our home since I am teaching my children (and am learning in the process, too). I have not forgotten to visit your blogs, dear friends. My children mostly rule the computers during the day. I will make time to visit this weekend and to catch up with the comments you have left in previous posts. I will get to your pages one way or the other. Please bear with me a bit. Thank you very much.