Here’s a poem I wrote in reflection of seeing the beautiful colors on a tree I saw this morning. I’m trying to be more intentional in finding joy in life. I ended up turning around to get a better photo of the amazing fall colors on these trees.
Hope you enjoy!
Some Autumnal Afterthoughts
Beauty is often found in the ordinary.
Yet, it’s not always expected.
Sometimes you find it by happenchance.
Serendipity. Fate. Perhaps Divine Providence.
The constant is it’s all around.
Through sight, smell or sound.
In thought or sharing laughter.
No matter the weather— winter, summer or fall.
You will find beauty in all
When you seek beauty you will be free,
To see it in everything, even in something as simple as this tree.
And though the world changes: friendships, ages, even a shift in chlorophyll
When you are open to beauty and be still
Wonderment begins to color your eyes
And see life as it is meant to be— free from it’s guise.
© 2022 Matthew Chicoine
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