The Seasons Are Signs of a Greater Change


Blossoms are born to lace and leave,

making way for strong greens

that give shade of themselves once again.

How long the days, and then

that first chill of breeze

and gold brushing the trees.

Even the proudest branch bends, bends

and must let go its yellows and reds.

We sigh in the crackling fall,

knowing death takes it all!

But was life made for this?

Winter bends as earth tilts its head.

And even time has its place,

where sun kisses the leaves and the lace.

And, yes, even the seasons at long last

will give way to a spring that won’t pass.


Paul Mariani and Rita A. Simmonds

Paul Mariani is an acclaimed poet, biographer, critic, essayist, memoirist, and teacher. Rita A. Simmonds ( is the author of a memoir and four books of poetry, her latest being “He Called” (Magnificat). [From an unpublished manuscript. Used with permission.]

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