The Seasons of a Tree

In Spring –

The Lady wears a crown of yellow blossoms

whose sweet scents tease and tantalize

of warmer days soon to be.

By summer –

Her Majesty dons her finest apparel

with leaves a bright verdant green

shiny with midsummer dreams.

In Autumn –

The Lady shows us her splendor

whose bright orange leaves herald

the darkness of another winter slumber.

In Winter –

Her Majesty lays naked

barren leaves shed like tears

awaiting the hope of a new year.

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

43 thoughts on “The Seasons of a Tree

  1. I couldn’t wait ’til tomorrow, haha, though technically it is tomorrow! This was breathtaking, lady. Very beautiful….you’re truly gifted.

    Okay, now I’m going to sleep! haha.

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    1. Hello, Bernadette. Thank you. My poor tree is almost naked! I had to memorialize my Ohio Buckeye. ❤️

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    1. Thank you. It was the orange color that got me thinking. Glad you enjoyed it. 💖


    1. Thank you, Christy. I went for a long walk with my dogs today and it was pure bliss. Happy weekend. Hugs! ❤

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      1. How wonderful! There are so many leaves across the backyard of the building where I live. I thought of your post when I opened my blinds 🙂 Happy weekend to you too!

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    1. Thank you. It all started with the fall color. I wanted to write about my tree we planted this year. It is an Ohio Buckeye. I loved the yellow blossoms. The seeds will have to be dealt with but you must accept the good along with the bad. 😀 ❤


  2. I didn’t realize it was a buckeye tree. My boys went to school in Ohio and outside the elementary school building there were two huge buckeye trees. The school children collected the buckeyes and brought them home. I found stray buckeyes all over the house.

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    1. Thank you. I agree. Autumn is full of inspiration. I love all the seasons and love how we can all relate to the changes of each. Happy Sunday! ❤

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