Synthesis

bigpreview_Water Drops on a Leaf

How can a leaf
be described
without knowing
of its intricate design –

its connected journey
with the sun
and rain,
its synthesis with light?

I see a waterfall
within its serrated edges,
inside its veins
burns an orange moon –

a soul overflowing,
delusions stripped away
like the bark from a tree.
It shows me how to write.

A language on the air
like breath, a mind
an ocean, a country,
a single leaf.

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14 thoughts on “Synthesis

  1. so glad to read a new one from you, Louise. such a delicate poetic unfolding, loved the lines about a waterfall within the leaf’s edges and an orange moon inside its veins especially.

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