Eternal Beauty of Nature

Shades of green – Ajaytao


Shades of green - Ajaytao

Shades of green – Ajaytao

Shades of Green

Far past my spring green age
I sit, all autumn touched with frost,
in introspective summer sun
and contemplate the lines and limits
of this limp and languorous life.

Above and beyond, the marbled sky,
creamy clouds skilfully stitched by
sedulous swifts into the clear cerulean blue,
to patch and paste a quilted backdrop
for my bordering bank of trees.

Such trees! Such leaves!
Such showers, shoots and sprays
and clamouring cascades
in myriad shades of green:

Here at the very twig tip
the freshest of spring green
brings to my musings small fingers
shyly seeking in the spring meadows
for the timorous hand-holds of new sweethearts
and soft lips barely brushed – first steps
in a dewy-eyed dance of love.

Further back, a deeper green,
so like the fiddle-head ferns on mountain fells
and bracken fronds bent and broken
flat for comfort in passion’s pas de deux
or deeper still to bring to mind
the glass of quarry pools and strings of weed
a-cling to strands of slick and sodden hair.

Emerald leaves spark a memory of firefly nights
tucked tight together with Terpsichore:
a passionate prelude to a closer dance.
Higher, in the conifers, blue-green needles
dusted with a hazy hint of smoke
take me to the sea and secret sandy dunes
and languid cherished shoreline loves

So many greens, from mint to sage,
and clever besides to pick each time the perfect
foil for blood berries and pastel blooms
and even in the passing time, the fall,
the beauty shifts from gold to flame –
though sad to say these painted shrouds
will duly die discarded on the ground

And so I sit replete, content
with visions I could not invent:
to soothe my soul and please my eye
these shades of green will ever satisfy.

Michael Graeme Coxe

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14 responses

  1. Simply gorgeous!

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    June 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Oh thank you dear you are a wonderful soul πŸ™‚

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      June 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Essence of Pride, Inc. and commented:
    I really like this page, for it reminds one of the beautiful things that the world has to offer. It gives one the opportunity to escape from crime, prejudice, politics, etc., and focus on the beauty if only for a moment. Thanks Ajaytao!

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    June 22, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  3. Hi! Just dropping by to tell you that I have nominated you for a great award. Check out the nomination here (scroll down the page):

    http://thetropicalfloweringzone.com/2014/06/22/magnolia-grandiflora/

    Congratulations and best wishes!

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    June 22, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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      June 22, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  4. beautiful picture!

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Oh thank you dear πŸ™‚

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      June 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

  5. How stunning your photos are. Really love this one.

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    June 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Oh thank you so much dear πŸ™‚

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      June 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

  6. The photo is stunningly beautiful!

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    June 24, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Thank you so much dear πŸ™‚

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      June 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

  7. Ajaytao2010

    Reblogged this on Ajaytao 2010 and commented:

    Shades of green – Ajaytao

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    July 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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