Tuesday, December 26, 2017

"Leaves Changing" by Sierra July

Leaves Changing
Sierra July

Everyone had heard of the tree,
In the center of the woods
How its leaves would bloom

And unfurl in various ways
Leaves of money and gem, of
Pricey elements, glittering

Called the festive tree
Because of how its blessings
Made celebrations

Poet's Notes: This is a poem that came from thoughts of fall, although Christmas trees came to mind once I was putting it on paper. That new thought transformed this from a “leaves changing colors” poem into one about leaves changing into anything, namely things that people find valuable. At first, I considered a whole forest of these special trees but settled on one so that the items growing would remain rare.

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