Songs of Reflection: Forbearing Stars of Time

The Young Shepherdess by Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924)


A rose will bloom and die

A caterpillar may convert to a butterfly

A tree will stay up for the moon

A cicada will sing its last tune

To saunter through the fields under the forbearing stars 

How they conjure peace and solitude from a distance so far

To cherish every breath of time before the last petal falls

How meager our considerations to savor this short life at all

-Toxic Scribe


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