A Quiet Moment

Sun-lit leaves swirl downward,


Spinning through the air like dancers,

Sliding sideways,

Twisting upwards in the breeze,

A silent graceful journey toward the earth.

Standing still to watch, I yearn to be light as a leaf,

Letting go to the stark, bare branches of winter.

Falling gently to nestle into a soft pile,

Surrendered to the sudden chill of autumn.


Written by Cecily Stranahan, our companion on this journey of reflection and self-discovery. Visit Cecily's Blog at LifeOpeningUp.blogspot.com