Yesterday rewritten

Yesterday rewritten

Love how the light
           cascades through the leaves
of summer trees
           the chapter and verse
of spread branches
           once bare now thriving
with fresh life
            vivid greens set
against a blue sky backdrop

In time these leaves will fall
           to be gathered in piles
before fire or dust
           consumes them all
but for a while birds will nest
           and sweethearts
will lounge beneath their shade
           exchanging vows
of unending love 

Love how time filters
           through the leaves
how combed and caressed
           its pace is reduced
and all cares
           are brushed away

Love how the light
           and love coalesce
into moments of beautiful being
           in which time is stilled
with just a nod to eternity

I imagine the leaves
           as words strung out
for all the world
           to see and to admire
the dancing lilting leaves
           that sway
with the rhythms of life

John Lyons

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