LIFE'S SEASONS

LIFE'S SEASONS

A Poem by Ellen Hammond
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We can learn much from nature as we take the time to really see it and reflect upon it.

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LIFE'S SEASONS

 


 


Are the effects of the seasons upon a tree

Relative to life's changes for you and me?

 

Spring issues forth the first signs of life 

Brand new buds, not weary from strife

 


Unfolding and growing from both rain and sun

'Til next  thing we know, Summer's begun


Flourishing and maturing in this welcoming warm scene

It stands handsomely arrayed with leaves full and green

 

   

But as Autumn draws near and the weather is changed  

The tree's priorities are rearranged


Roots and substance are the focus of the day  

The more frivolous is rejected in a splendid display 


 

The cold Winter wind finds the tree standing there  

Stripped of its beauty, looking solemn and bare


 

The blustering storm brings ice through the night

 By dawn, that tree is a marvelous sight


Glistening and shining, it's a scene that I love

As it simply reflects beauty which comes from above


 

Facing the storms and standing strong through the strife

 It patiently awaits the Spring of new life


 

© 2012 Ellen Hammond


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In one of my folders on Yahoo, I have a collection of winter scenes. Your final snap
reminded me of that. If I can find it, I'll link it to you.
Your poem is very sweet. Was the re-use of the "strife-life" couplet (2nd and Final)
intentional, to indicate a cyclicity to the process?
Couplets are a great medium to express basic truths such as this; no flim-flam, no whiz-bang...Just Truth.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Brilliant portrayal of season's changing.. so much wisdom can truly come from the simplicity of that of nature.. the tree would be the most profound and much needed of all plants that surface the earth.. they can truly be compared to life itself and being human. Each picture complimented each of the verses.. very beautifully done! So much strength flows as well as philosophy and metaphorical meanings.. the very foundation our earth needs as well as every living animal that breathes! Great job.. loved it!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Ellen :)Beautiful style poem ...
interesting interpretation ... very good job!!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


this reminds me of a poem i wrote one time... called, "one can see the mountains", the first free verse i wrote
its not up here... but its a pretty similar idea
but instead of describing one tree, it describes a tree line that has a mountain range behind it
so i like this poem!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


Bravo !!! So descriptively and aptly put. Nature and life, people and trees are two of the same tis true !!!
Thanks
Babsie Bee xxx

Posted 12 Years Ago


Very lovely and evocative of nature's beauty in every season, a delight to read.

Posted 12 Years Ago


This is absolutely beautiful! It's great what you did with the pictures, they really at to it.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

In one of my folders on Yahoo, I have a collection of winter scenes. Your final snap
reminded me of that. If I can find it, I'll link it to you.
Your poem is very sweet. Was the re-use of the "strife-life" couplet (2nd and Final)
intentional, to indicate a cyclicity to the process?
Couplets are a great medium to express basic truths such as this; no flim-flam, no whiz-bang...Just Truth.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I love it. I am impressed, the 4 seasons so well described, the setting with the pictures add so much to it. Just beautiful, thank you for sharing with me. I have not figured how to add pictures to poem yet, I tried a couple of times without success. (I found my cat laying on my keyboard a few minutes ago, she made a mess of it, sorry. God Bless you, take care of yourself my friend....Annie.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Just so beautiful the way you have moved through the seasons of life! And, I love your pics...now why would I notice those???
smiles
A lovely poem from a lovely person!
God bless,
Sheila

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Saint John, N.B., Bay of Fundy , Canada



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