Poem: Watching the Leaves Fall

DSC03285 2013-10-17 Watching the leaves fall Dexter

Yellow and brown
Falling down
The summer tree
That shaded me
Gave it all away
On an October day

About the poem:
My housemate Dexter impresses me with his ability to spend his entire day (happily?) doing the simplest things. Watching the leaves fall is his latest priority. So, I sat down next to him and I too, watched the leaves fall. Nature teaches us that things come and go, that time passes, and that to live boldly does not mean that we will somehow avoid losing what we gained. It teaches us that we will lose every thing. So, what continues on is the love in our hearts, season after season, day after day. It is the constant beneath all the activities and things we do. Watching the leaves fall reminds me to not grieve what is lost, but to expect that things come and go, to remember that we never really have anything or anyone, and thus to savor the the present, in all it’s glory. Thanks Dexter and the tree for my lesson today! 🙂


About the author:
Joan Gregerson is the author of two books on Amazon and Kindle, and another book in the works (tastyyear.wordpress.com). When she is not watching the leaves fall, she is busily sharing her passion and tips for enjoying life day by day, moment by moment.


4 thoughts on “Poem: Watching the Leaves Fall

  1. I’m just glad to see Dexter again here. KK
    But only showed me his back!

    By the way, as you said the nature is a great teacher~♥
    We can follow its the wise words!

  2. Too cute, and yes animals have that charm, simple things amuse them.
    We had a cat once when I was younger, she loved when the leaves fell.
    She loved it more when my sister and I would rake them up and she could jump in.
    For her it was a game.
    So we often had to put her in the house so we could rake them properly.

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