In a Moment

In a moment I shall see

the wholly beauty of thee

the chartreuse forest sublime

in a taunting seasonal rhyme

In a moment I have laid down

Horizontal lifeless brown

Roots exposed to autumn air

The forest sing-song in despair

In a moment I stand tall

Piney feathers never fall

Limbs hold up a child dear

An endless mission crystal clear

In a moment winter will come

My leaves fallen, done

I’ll capture the warmth of sol

Rue arrival of the frigid troll

In a moment I find this

A funny bit of owly bliss

As I nurture all that is my earth

Awaiting spring’s new life in birth


All images are from Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, WI. Today’s poetic offering is from the lips of Mother Nature.

10 responses to In a Moment

  1. Dan Antion says:

    The changing seasons as seen by those whom it affects the most. I love it. It’s always nice to change our perspective. Very nice.

    I hope you’re off to a good week, Mary.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      This is a good week to change perspective, Dan, and focus on what makes us happy. The weather is supposed to improve this week, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a nice bike riding day.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Teagan! I have no plans today other than catching up on blog posts, reading, going for a walk and making blueberry muffins. How hard can that be? Hugs back to you, my friend.

  2. rugby843 says:

    Lovely poem!  Love the owl photo too.  Those trees are looking sad

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    • bikerchick57 says:

      My friend and I found three of these paper owls clipped to branches on the trail. So fun!
      We found a lot of trees in the nature preserve that appeared to be downed from a storm at one time and we are not sure if the sad trees are dead or just lost their leaves early. I have to go back in spring and check it out.

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