The Daily Verse
To make The Wise Owl more dynamic, we have introduced The Daily Verse, a segment where we will upload poetry all days of the week. Just send in a poem to email@example.com
Theme for December:
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
Monday, 11th December 2023
The Gift of Gold
by Urmi Chakravorty
The wooded paths are a sight to behold
A canvas of russet, gold and umber
My feet crunch on the tapestry of flaming leaves -
Once the crowning glory of the mighty oak
Now lie in supplication, awaiting their turn
To return to the earthen womb that birthed them.
The whiff of a dying rose
The twitter of a home-bound warbler
The first frost settling on the frigid ferns
My senior pug asleep before a crackling ingle
The aroma of cocoa, cider and cinnamon
I marvel at the beauty and grace of fall!
Is this Death or a mere hiatus?
The weary earth seeking respite
Reminding us to shed, to change, to let go
As the year flashes its last, lovely smile
Gifting us a bounty of mellow charm,
The promise of reflection and renewal,
And bidding us a hopeful Au Revoir.