Life Cycles

Life Cycles

A Poem by Chris

when a bud bursts into leaf
in the green hope of spring
to grow all summer through
in a glorious canopy of shade
before autumn finds it falling
leafless in winter's bareness
we are reminded of cycles
and rejoice in their wonder

© 2021 Chris


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When I read this beautiful work, I thought about when I once planted a flowering pear tree, a variety named "Chanticleers". The temperature was absolutely blistering and as I dug the hole, the little 12' container tree gave me its cooling shade, and even before it was set in the hole, a robin flew up and perched in it. Our "Rooster" (so named because of Chanticleers) has set off the corner of my house for 10 years now and aside from still giving shade for my patio, it has given of itself to others each of those 10 years: its flower buds and blossoms to the Purple Finches as food when spring is late, cover for these finches when the Blackbirds are on a rant, and safe nesting for them. It is stunningly beautiful, as is "Life Cycles", which absolutely resonates with life, time and purpose, and with the wonder of it all.

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Chris

3 Days Ago

Thank you Watercress for your lovely review. The story and name of your pear tree and robin reminded.. read more
Watercress

2 Days Ago

All of your writing is a joy . Your reflections are portraits of all the best of what our earth off.. read more
Chris

2 Days Ago

You are very kind :)



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When I read this beautiful work, I thought about when I once planted a flowering pear tree, a variety named "Chanticleers". The temperature was absolutely blistering and as I dug the hole, the little 12' container tree gave me its cooling shade, and even before it was set in the hole, a robin flew up and perched in it. Our "Rooster" (so named because of Chanticleers) has set off the corner of my house for 10 years now and aside from still giving shade for my patio, it has given of itself to others each of those 10 years: its flower buds and blossoms to the Purple Finches as food when spring is late, cover for these finches when the Blackbirds are on a rant, and safe nesting for them. It is stunningly beautiful, as is "Life Cycles", which absolutely resonates with life, time and purpose, and with the wonder of it all.

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

3 Days Ago

Thank you Watercress for your lovely review. The story and name of your pear tree and robin reminded.. read more
Watercress

2 Days Ago

All of your writing is a joy . Your reflections are portraits of all the best of what our earth off.. read more
Chris

2 Days Ago

You are very kind :)
Very refreshing and true. Nature is home for one and all. The poem sounds like the pleasant breeze of the first spring. Thank you for sharing.

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Chris

3 Days Ago

Thank you Diamond. Your visit and thoughts very welcome and also appreciated.

Chris
Diamond

3 Days Ago

To read about the Magic of Nature, is my pleasure.
I love this poem about spring and the seasons. It makes me imagine my gardens and the lovely flowers going through many life cycles in natural beauty. I am always inspired by your poems Chris!

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Your lovely comment is truly appreciated butterfly.

Chris
this is where it all started,we tend to linger there

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 wordman

1 Month Ago

you`re welcome,just a little under the weather
Chris

1 Month Ago

Hope you feel better soon. Take care.
 wordman

1 Month Ago

me too,thanks
Life is full of cycles that continue on and keep circling around. I love the use of leaves in this poem to show the cycle of life that keeps repeating and renewing time and time again. I love the bidding of spring and the blossoms of summer.

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Spring is my favourite time of year. Many thanks for checking this one PB.

Chris
I agree dear Chris.
"We are reminded of cycles
and rejoice in their wonder"
My tulips had bloomed and my roses are sneaking out. I love the days of spring and thank you dear Chris for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Dear Coyote, I love tulips and roses, beautiful blooms. Be sure to enjoy. All good wishes.
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Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Chris.
Nice, I really like this one.

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you Martina. Really appreciate you leaving a nice comment.

Chris
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Gee
Some seasons linger when not wanted others are far to brief...British summer's.
Enjoyed the read Christine

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thanks Gee. The seasons are certainly messed up at the moment. More like winter this afternoon. Plea.. read more

You can beat an egg, but you just can't beat a bit o seasoning .. can ya. When I was a young wee lad I really couldn't agree more .. but then, when I thought I was all growed up, I got more into motorbikes ......... now, I couldn't agree more again ... I guess that's what you might call a full cycle.

Neville


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Chris

1 Month Ago

Ya know you sounded just like Lorry with that response. You've been taking lessons haven't ya? Enjoy.. read more
Excellent Chris this thoughtful musing on the rotation of the Seasons - how the time rushes by - unseasonably chilly here in Bristol though.

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Tony. The seasons certainly play games with us. Still on the cold side here too. A.. read more

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