Monday, May 12, 2014

Something




Listen.

The leaves whisper

something
to the trees
that give them life.

Is it hope

for a season,
thriving
with something
that resembles
abundance?

Is it merely

acknowledgement
of duty;
photosynthesizing
in the light?

Is it 

something 
like gratitude
for this short,
purposeful life?

Perhaps it is

whispered praise
from infinite leaves
on infinite twigs
to the maker of
something
called creation.

It could be one of these.

It could be all.

Listen.


©  2014  Richard Havenga



1. American Beech - Fagus grandifolia

2. Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida