An Ending Season (100 Word Challenge)

This weeks challenge at Julia’s place made me wax a little poetic and melancholy.

What if this was your last year to live?
Will the days speed by even faster?
Will you feel each moment as a special gift?
Will you yearn more for the past?

Will you see each day with brand new eyes?
Spring might seem fresh and daring
a rush of melting-water sighs
a saucy breeze filled with birds who sing.

Summer heat will melt away
concerns about the future
each lazy water-and-flower filled day
making every moment richer.

The flaming fall of crisp red leaves
will warm the fading senses
filled with love one cannot see . . .

And the winter will bring silence

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sparks In Shadow
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 18:35:58

    Very melancholy, Lisa. Eloquent ruminations on the seasons and an ending like the death you spoke of at the beginning, make me ponder your questions, and wonder.

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  2. Sandra
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 08:08:28

    Very powerful! Well done.

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  3. brudberg
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 10:08:37

    Wow, another dimension to season’s melancholy.

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  4. Delft
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 11:17:45

    Great idea! The last year really adds to the look round the seasons so many of us went for.
    I don’t find it melancholy, I guess it depends on how one reads it. Thinking of death when it’s not imminent is an excellent way to realise how wonderful the world is and how little time we take to appreciate it.

    I like summer melting concerns away.
    And your last line is really powerful. Congratulations.

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    • Lisa Wields Words
      Oct 24, 2012 @ 12:40:15

      Thank you. True, I want to live life fully each day, and that is sometimes a difficult lesson to learn, but a really positive attitude toward life because we all will die someday.

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  5. Older Mum (@Older_Mum)
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 04:51:45

    Really enjoyed this – so evocative – and I loved that the Springs wind was saucy! I find there is a lot of strength in Winters silence!

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  6. gsussex
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 12:16:42

    That’s class – what a great piece, beautifully crafted!

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  7. gsussex
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 12:17:34

    Sorry typo! beautifully . . pls can you correct : ) thanks

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  8. lorrainefort
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 08:58:50

    “flaming fall” is one of my favorites although the freshness of spring and the heat of summer are close contenders, but I love the silence of winter when it can be silent. I heard melancholy and simple reflection…we don’t know when death will come and to live deeply into each moment is a gift, a blessing that we often overlook. a great reminder here. 🙂

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