Thursday, January 27, 2011

Skeletons Of Summer by Ernestine Northover

Branches naked against skies of blue,
Skeletons all, with summer gone,
Stark and rigid, in morbid hue,
Oh, so sad now, to look upon.
Festive trees no longer seen,
Nothing softening to the eye,
Only memories of what has been,
Now the leaves have said 'goodbye'.
But once the spring comes into view,
These skeletons will live and thrive,
Those spreading arms will be clothed anew,
And once again become alive.
New buds will sprout from boughs so bare,
And will in time, exposed limbs, disguise,
Then a glorious show, nothing will compare,
With this vision of green, against clear blue skies.


indicaspecies said...

Lovely shot, and lovelier words to match it.

Laura said...

so glad you let these skeletons out of your closet...they are gorgeous!!!

clairz said...

"Skeletons of summer"--I really like that.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture and wonderful words! Always a pleasure to visit your blog! Have a great weekend!


Eaglesbrother said...

Great winter the poetry too

Anonymous said...

great blue

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful combination of text and images of winter. Thanks for sharing with SWF.

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture and text!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love the lovely words spoken as much as the beauty of your sky~

Maude Lynn said...

What a beautiful post!

Steffi said...

Wonderful words and a great photo!Have a nice weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shot, with the moon and all your tree skeletons. Well done.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mark Kreider said...

Words that hold great promise as we suffer winter with seven snow storms in the last five weeks. Nice shot!

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

The rhythm of life, very beautiful picture and poetry.

Karen said...

I'm looking forward to spring. This is a great shot with the bright blue sky and the moon.

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful capture. I love the poem too.


Liz said...

Great shot!

Anonymous said...

Charming picture - love the phrase 'skeletons of summer'.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice sky view
happy SWF

Míriam Luiza said...

Esta foto é bonita! Galhos secos contra o céu azul!