ancestral soil holds firm, rooting a
foundation of loving, vigorous nourishment
the moment you blossom into the world
quivering in the wind, hopeful, joyful
giving breath to a grateful sky
multitudes of seasonal siblings
a chorus in the wind
colouring the world in
shades of vitality, life
then in wisdom’s time, shades
of vibrancy, again colouring a
chilled world, till, in a
graceful, twirling, descending dance
purpose and being fulfilled, to
litter the Earth with sustenance
for future generation’s flourish

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

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