September is one of my favorite months because it offers so much to the nature lover and inquisitive mind. This past week I noticed many changes in the woods, including falling leaves, moss color variations, deer coat color changes, and sounds of summer’s end. I also managed to get some great pictures on my runs, walks, and bike rides.
The following poem was inspired by many of the sights and sounds September offers to my area.
Crickets calling in the night
As the deer play
Through the falling and rising of light
In the trees that sway
To and fro and back again
Like a loop that goes without end
In the melody of the song of life
Offered to thee by the Lord divine
In September’s symphony playing on
With a rhythm that beats through the dawn
As the days come and go
Winding in the maze of life we know.
Geese honking in the fields
In the evening hours
As the sun’s heat yields
To the increasing powers
Of night’s fall upon the ground below,
Painting the skies bold hues
Above September’s symphony and its many notes
Offering a glimpse of what is to be in time’s pursuit.
Beautiful sunrises play the song of silence perfectly
Offering the soul inside a few moments peace
Before the day unfolds in the river of time
With offerings both in control and out of line
With which to deal and move on
Through what is revealed and reflected upon
As the notes of September’s symphony
Ebb and flow in nature’s breeze
Through the path of life
On the way to the other side.
-Lisa A. Wisniewski
September 18, 2015