Spent #4: Withered in Wonder

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This brief blossom, strength all but gone, but

there is strange beauty in the formal wear that you have donned for your coronation–folds and color and crinoline.

The freshness, scent, and supple petal of youth are layered,

withered in wonder,

and I ask myself which is the better phase of this life so lived?

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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5 Responses to Spent #4: Withered in Wonder

  1. coastalcrone says:

    There is a certainly beauty still there in the layers. Well stated! At my age I can relate to this fading of life and beauty.

  2. nora steiner says:

    Aged beauty, still graceful, still filled with colors, faded. Now more fragile, but hopeful of things to come. The falling, the crushing, sending up delicate fragrance to reach the heavens before us…I hope this is like me as I rush into age.

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