Lattice work against the Sky

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Lattice work against the Sky     

Against deep blue sky,
little gold coloured leaves
hang on, shivering in the wind.
Beauty in all seasons
is the Birch.

In the morning sun 
I saw purple blue Clematis,
Turned to shining,
golden, feathery balls.
Their beauty struck my heart.

Many things turn to beauty in death,
hadn’t much noticed before.
Butterfly clams on a warm strand
in life so little, so fast,

turn to glowing butterflies
when they die.

So it is that the Birch,
from tender gold/green
Through the seasons delight.

Naked again in the autumn wind,
Reveal beauty so sheer.

Unadorned.

© miriam ivarson

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29 thoughts on “Lattice work against the Sky

  1. Thank you Miriam and I am glad you liked my images from nature.
    I do love observing all around and every day provides new wonders.
    An old part of a fallen tree trunk I had to sit down and paint but the beauty of its shimmering light greys/to soft lilac … are difficult to make justice.

    Miriam

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  2. Thank you so much Roland for this delightful comment. Yes, you are right,
    I do deeply feel the beauty of both. Without nature I would be pretty stuck for subjects. 😊 .
    We got the rise and fall of man of course …

    Miriam

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  3. Such a beautiful, calming sight has to elicit response from a poet and yours is a lovely description, with perfect imagery. All seasons breathe and whisper words of delight! Thank you for sharing the love and lyrics of Fall. Stay blessed and have a wonderful weekend.

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    • Thanks for your beautiful comment Balroop. The gift of seeing all around us,
      deeply and truly, is a blessing and as you know, a delight to share.
      How true that each season breathe its own wonder.
      May you also have a wonderful weekend.

      Miriam

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  4. Lovely description, Miriam, of the wonder of nature and changing of the seasons. I love autumn so am looking forward to this change, too. So much beauty is all around us if we make the time to take it all in and enjoy. 🍁💕

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    • Thank you Lauren for your warm response. So much beauty around us as you say and the truth is that we just need to open our eyes, mind and heart.
      Soon you can enjoy the colours of autumn 🍂 too. 💕🌾 .

      miriam

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    • Phil, thanks for your wonderful comment. Funnily, those three lines were
      the first I wrote down.

      I knew the Birch, the feathery ball, the clam should be there but the naked trees against the sky has always enchanted me.

      miriam

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  5. Words that beautifully describe something that most will never see, thus you have offered a rare gift for all to take, should they wish to. Perhaps it is the transient nature of the death of flora Miriam that presents such beauty. I lay still, as I did as a boy, looking through the same window at the same trees, and in a form of meditation I guess, let my mind pick out images from within the web of stark branches.
    Thank you for this gift.

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    • Thank you Nigel, your comment is as always a treasure of deep thought
      and care. If you see what I speak of as a gift, then Nigel, I can tell you it is
      given with joy.
      I love you words ” transient nature of death of flora ” gives this special beauty. I would very much like to hear what you see in those trees through
      your window. Meditation like you describe it is the most natural and I believe
      we use it whenever we are still enough to see more clear.
      Bless

      Miriam

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