A Final Flood of Colors

photo by Harry Rodenberger
photo by Harry Rodenberger

     

photo by Harry Rodenberger
photo by Harry Rodenberger

 

My daughter’s choice, the maple tree is new.
Come autumn and its leaves will turn to flame.
What I must do
Is live to see that. That will end the game
For me, though life continues all the same:

Filling the double doors to bathe my eyes,
A final flood of colors will live on
As my mind dies,
Burned by my vision of a world that shone
So brightly at the last, and then was gone.
~Clive James from “Japanese Maple”

 

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