Friday, November 12, 2010

the hope of a spring yet to come

autumn's overnight frost has ushered in the end of summer.
what was once green and lush, now turns brown and brittle.
the milkweed pods look like death shrouds,
but as it splits open it reveals something quite opposite of death;
a hundred seeds spill out with wings that will carry them on the wind.
seeds that carry the hope of new life and a spring yet to come.

everyday gift: beauty in a milkweed pod

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As always, order to the Creator's universe. The way the seeds line up, each awaiting their turn to be lifted by the breeze to travel to it's appointed destination for a winter's sleep and then new life. Amazing and wonderful!