Storing sunlight

Storing warmth

Symbiotic lichens anticipate
autumn crimson and winter
white snow in thick blankets
worn atop a maple bole, its
branches waving with a crowd
of green five-fingered leaves,
cheering summer to new heights,
storing sunlight for longer nights.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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5 Responses to Storing sunlight

  1. Morgan says:

    Very Nice…I love the perspective! (in the photo as well as the words!)

  2. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    I have been busy with field work and job interviews, so I haven’t had free time to pen fresh poems. However, I hope this re-blogged poem and photo will suffice for now. Enjoy!

  3. Love the last two lines of this…yep, summer certainly is busy storing…

    • Thank you, Harula! I hope you are having a splendid summer, storing sunny memories that bring warmth to your heart when you rekindle them as winter firewood.
      Tyler 🙂

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