Autumnal meditation

The ancient eavesdropper

1897707_10100585896705336_5607490430784092650_nLie
prostrate
like a leaf —
meditate
with your
face planted
on earth —
find the
roots of
your peace.

Crossing
my path —
an
animated
leaf —
my heart
skips a beat.

Wind flurries &
flailing limbs —
a tree’s futile act
as leaves
f
a
l
l

out

of

its

grasp.

Discarded &
downtrodden —
tattered edges
& fading colors —
rain-soaked
leaves renew
their luster.

12249597_10100585255136046_587531297819316984_nRaindrops
puddle jump
like hydrophilic
trampolines.

12243507_10100586299518096_5501346782945669161_nA jumble
of sounds
litter the
forest floor —
colorful
language
textured
with life —
the
splendid
verbiage
of foliage.

The
elegant
pirouettes
of countless
leaves
tip-toeing
from canopies
onto life’s
final stage.

A break in the rain
turbid puddles stilled
birds drip down from
trees for a drink.

Dark glossy oblong pools
stacked sky-born shingles
mercurial raven feathers.

Leaves pitched
like festive tents
on our lawn —
slugs, worms &
newts awaken
& yawn —

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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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22 Responses to Autumnal meditation

  1. Morgan says:

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Fall is my favorite time of year 🙂 Inspiration falls upon us like colorful leaves, celebrating thoughtful change. I hope you had a wonderful weekend & all the best in the week ahead, Morgan!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. SoyBend says:

    Beautiful words and visuals in celebration of the autumnal equinox. Thanks Tyler.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure 🙂 And thank you for your kind & thoughtful words! Autumn is my favorite time of year…inspiration falling like colorful leaves into streams of consciousness. Have a wonderful week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  3. Wow, I love the reflective thoughts and words. Love the photos of the scenes – something I miss a lot – Oregon’s autumn.

  4. Miriam says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I felt your words.

  5. Lovely autumnal images, you make me long for autumn to arrive faster.

  6. Love your poem and pictures!

  7. Beautiful! I’ve found almost nothing moves me as meditation can. I’d like to invite you to read my blog: https://thinkingofnow.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/back-to-the-sun/

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  9. A beautiful poem about my favorite season. I love the imagery. Reblogged this.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Autumn is my favorite season as well 🙂 Love the changing leaves & radiant fall colors! Have a wonderful weekend & all the best in 2017 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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