there are wiser things

Please spend a few moments enjoying this. 🙂

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take from them what you can –

there are wiser things than those
that carry discernible voices –

down the street near the park,
five cherries are marked with orange

distorted by time and poor nourishment
(it’s no surprise they’ve failed to thrive)

and within this Spring’s feeble pink,
parting unfurled and scattered

come July, the city and their saws
will pare them down to stumps

before then, the crows and I
will grace them with a last goodbye

not with pious pity,
but with a graceful thanks

for their green rendering
of unknowable sky

© Sarah Whiteley

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on July 9, 2016, in Poem - Not Written By Me Though, Reposted from elsewhere. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. this blossom
    appears
    quite wise 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. thanks for the reblog 🙂 you’re very kind!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Some of my very favourite! Great pity they are so short-lived!

    Liked by 1 person

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