Poet’s Corner


Why do I find this tree more beautiful now
Than when it bloomed in the spring
And was then covered by leaves
Bursting with life
In the summer sun

Is it simply because I know
That the rain drenched berries
will soon surrender to the night’s frost
And be forever gone
As the tree falls prey to winters grasp

But why do we appreciate what is fleeting
More than what is permanent
It does not seem right
That we value what we cannot have
But disregard what is every present

The world is littered with spent leaves
From trees that once flowered and bore fruit
Before flashing a brightly colored palette
And tumbling to the ground in surrender
Leaving their naked branches behind

~ Cristina Jill Mosqueda ~

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