A Leaf to Turn

burnt edge

Life has hurt you; I can see

The scars from where you’ve burned –

If you’ll let go, that frailty

Could be a leaf to turn.

For something new to grow again

Where only wounds have bloomed,

The old must drop; there, space obtained,

Spring’s vigor can resume.

So say good-bye to autumn’s jaws,

To fronds aglow with strife;

For after Winter’s healing pause,

Your soul will burst to life.




9 comments on “A Leaf to Turn

  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you for the hope in this . . .and the encouragement to let go! :).

  2. Gallivanta says:

    I am glad spring vigor is here, today. First day of daylight saving, and it was blissful to have the door to the porch open, and daylight shining on our evening meal. Happy day!

    • melodylowes says:

      So happy! Things are winding down here. Many happy memories of meals outdoors or s’mores on a fire to store up for the cold dark season ahead.

      • Gallivanta says:

        Do you gather some of the autumn leaves and keep them inside during the winter to remind you of the warmth of summer? I usually have a collection of warm coloured autumn leaves and nuts in a special bowl throughout the winter. I adore their rich colours.

      • melodylowes says:

        I haven’t done that for quite some time. I used to try pressing leaves with varying degrees of success. We have tons of pine cones… maybe it’s time for a new project?

      • Gallivanta says:

        Pressing leaves is not my forte! Yes, a new project for winter sounds like a splendid idea.

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