Dreamers of the Day

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

Friday, November 11, 2005

When Things Begin to Fall

When the sunlight begins to fade
And the squirrels start to scurry
A change is in the air
Whether we are aware
When things begin to fall

The temperature is dropping
And the covers are needed in the nights
Soup begins to soothe
The cold that bites
When things begin to fall

The trees start to shed
And their limbs appear exposed
“Like a city without walls”
Character cannot be composed
When things begin to fall

Trees drop their pleasantries
That which gives them their identities
The ugliness of necessity
And survival is pellucid
When things begin to fall

Yet there is not just one season
In which a plant is a vivid liaison
Of a time of death and life
In this space and time which starts
When things begin to fall

The fallen leaves are not completely lost
In a vast forest of nature’s cost
Their death is the plant’s gain
In which it is sustained
When things begin to fall

This new life begins next spring
As a creator to the canvas He brings
A new hope, a new life
And sacrifice fit for a King
When things begin to fall


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At 8:27 AM, Blogger Creth said...


it's interesting to see your thoughts in a creative form and not limited to academic... "structure"


you cover "bush meat", "hometeam" (see reference to 'city walls') and a random e-mail about the changing fall colors... all while using "soothe", "pellucid", and "liaison"

you, my man, write from experience

I love it

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Jason Mayes said...

I was curious about the "bush meat" reference, and then I read the second lined and laughed out loud. :-) Thanks brother.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Toph said...

great poem...powerful to see everything come full circle!

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I love it when you exercise your poetic 'nature' (get it? nature? teehee)

I have a confession though- I kinda, sorta, maybe, had to dictionary.com 'pellucid'.

I shall now use it in a sentence: Jason writes in beautifully pellucid prose (okay, I'll admit, I hi-jacked that sentence from dictionary.com)

Anyway, keep your pen movin'- I'm totally enjoying your words.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger christian said...

Hahaha! That was great! And if someone had just put that poem in front of me and asked me to guess who wrote it, I would have undoubtedly picked you. You have your very own style, and it is a fun and good one.

Oh, and good job on the word verification.


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