Heart Masks Mind

{Originally Published on Secret Agent Mama and originally featured right here on November 20, 2008}

Oh fiery colors, how short your stay,
Merrily tantalizing my sense of sight.
Against the blue sky, as if to blaze the way,
Towards the promise of a new day, bright.
It is in autumn that I reflect the most,
The end of the year spinning my mind around.
Like the trees that wait again to host,
My thoughts pause to absorb the sound.
Through the standstill, I look forward and back,
Considering past, dreams turn to a future of hope.
I wonder: Are the trees hopeful while they lack?
Or have they just found a way to cope?
My mind it is filled with worry and doubt.
Though my heart, a hopeful tree, dreams about.

Original Photography ©Mishelle Lane Photography

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15 Comments to “Heart Masks Mind”

  1. Stunningly picturesque…in words and image.

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  2. Kim says:

    Beautiful. Both the picture and the poem.

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  3. I’m not always an easy sell on traditional poetry, but this I love.

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  5. Love this…

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  6. crazymumma says:

    oh to be a tree.

    just lovely. both.

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  7. The words, the photo, what a gift.
    I think I must go dive back into your flikr account and just lose myself in how lush and beautiful you are.

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  8. mrlady says:

    SAM totally kills me, every freaking day. Nice pick, Jen!

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  9. You’re the best, Mama.

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  10. Marina says:

    You are truely inspirational Mishelle. I feel so lucky to know you!

  11. Gorgeous. GORGEOUS! All of it.

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  12. This poem begs to be read aloud and the photo is breathtaking. This is Simply Fearless Beauty!

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