The breaking open

[23 August 2019]

breaking open,
soft, still,
and steady,
the outwarding of the innermost indoors golden-dappled
hues of amber and ochre and scarlet and crimson. Touching,
gently, the space between your fingers, growing a
lifetime of mystery written on the once-bud where the
leaf still clings tremulously to the branch. We, too,
have our season, spouted here and gathered there,
blown into roads and byroads and inroads, clambered
up and battened down and weathered out, first
bastion against the frost. Yet still we hold full sway our course.

19 responses to “The breaking open”

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    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you so much 🙂

  2. NZain avatar

    I keep thinking of your mother and how she must be so proud of you.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Awww you’re sweet 🙂 Sometimes she is! Hahaha 😅

      1. NZain avatar
  3. kristianw84 avatar

    Oh, wow, oh, WOW!!! Nathan!!!!!! I am in complete awe! Gahh!! New favorite!!! So beautiful. 😍😍😍

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Awwww thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking of you when I wrote it!!!

      1. kristianw84 avatar

        Awwwww!!!!! Really?!? Oh, Nathan, you just made my day!! 😘😘

  4. tara caribou avatar

    Autumn… that beautiful time of year. My favorite time. You made a most magical scene for my mind to swell in. To swell and dip and dance.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Awwww thank you!!!!! Autumn is so naturally inspiring!

      1. tara caribou avatar

        And it’s autumn here so… 😍

  5. Kate's Bookshelf avatar

    “We too have our season…” I really like that.

  6. orkidedatter avatar

    You leaving me breathless❤️
    My soul is dancing🎶and my heart is singing…..
    your words are magic and I am a little elf in your tale🖋

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Awww that makes me so happy! I want to create a world for everyone to enjoy!

      1. orkidedatter avatar

        Wow, that is a good very good vision and thought❤️

  7. Sylvester Van-Johnson avatar

    This brings me much comfort at this point in my life.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you. That’s so encouraging to hear.

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