25 January 2009


As leaves fall from a tree
and the tree lives still
we drop from the living
while life goes on and on
as old leaves fall
before new lives appear.

But as nothing lasts
forever and ever
the old tree disappears
from the landscape
replaced by new trees

with their leaves.

And the old landscape falls
rises and falls into new

with rejuvenating vistas
new shapes and forms
and new existences

that appear and flourish
rising and falling
and live not remembering
for a time like young leaves
on a yet vibrant ancient tree
somewhere in a new lifescape.

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