Mouldy old log at the turning of the year…

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Mouldy old log at the turning of the year,
once green,
now dead,
lacking sap.

Sad year passing,
gone,
dead.

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Watch the turning,
burning of the season,
till white ash snow,
melting brings life,
again.

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Not immortality
for that mouldy old log at the turning of the year
is dead,
but new life springs fresh
forcing through cracked,
raw, hardened earth,
starting again,

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and that is what we, also,
should do…on and on…season after season…starting anew.

© Andrew Pratt 31/12/2019

Poem from Words, Images and Imagination https://hymnsandbooks.blog/words-images-and-imagination-now-published/

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Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt was born in Paignton, Devon, England in 1948.

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