Seasons of the Heart

leaning into the wind

one lone and life worn tree

leaves fallen all around

shivering cold no warmth to be

spring arrives sudden

some sun on the rise

tears falling as raindrops

cease in some sore eyes

summer leads us all to shore

to river, sea or brook

warmed minds forgetting

all life cruelly took

autumn falls with chilled air

we long for summers past

raking up old memories

in the face of wintry blasts

again and again we relive

the leaves dancing in our heads

one leaf atop another

our books of life longing

demanding to be reread

reminding us of loves eternal

why do we humans so grieve

our people are ever in our hearts

and never do they leave.

(c) Janni Styles

 

“Beach and Time” (prompted by Ronovanwrites.wordpress.com)

1

in time our love bloomed

grass up through the sands many

warm beaches ago

(c) Janni Styles

2

time gave us chances

you denied while leaving trails

crooked on the beach

(c) Janni Styles

3

time was I would give

you all, my everything

that life all now beached

(c) Janni Styles

 

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-113-beachtime/