Sugar Maple in Autumn

Sugar maple

Photo © 2015 Dan Chase

The glory has just begun. The light of the inner sun radiates within every leaf, shining pale green at the heart and, growing bolder, the golden fire glowing more intensely as it spreads wide and high, out to the furthest reach, flames smolder at tips of fingers, orange praise against the hard blue sky.

Too good for this world…

A soul transfigured by heavenly rays, rising up, trembling in brightness – it must burst with life and break through to the other side… beyond fading, beyond dimness, to everlasting light!

Worn remnants

of earthly splendor left

to fall,

in heavy sighs

and whispered

goodbyes.

© 2015 Christina Chase

2 thoughts on “Sugar Maple in Autumn

  1. Lovely…..just lovely. You’ve captured the heart of the burning splendor of my favourite tree! (one day, create prose about the weeping willow….my other favourite!)

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