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  • Writer's pictureJoanna Beth Seere, Spiritual Healing

Ode To Stella

Dear Spirit to Spirit friend,

This came through me as I was parking in my driveway and beheld, as I do each day, the pristine beauty of the tree who lives right behind my patio.

Bowing to Stella

the beautiful red maple who shares her loveliness

with me and with all those who notice her.

Ode to Stella

I asked her

could you stay

just a little longer

bathing the earth

in the radiant glow

of your autumn brilliance

I asked her

could you stay

just a little longer

the rusty redness

of your maple adornment

washing over the land

Could you stay

I asked her

a little longer please

holding us in the lush embrace

of your leafy umbrella

assuring us of the lasting grace

of autumn's warmth

And even when her leaves began to drop

and blanket her wide base,

even when so many around her

shed down to their nakedness,

she stayed

carrying her robe proudly

determined to honor my request

and grant us all just a little more

timeless beauty

Until there would be

nothing of her glorious spread

only the stark presence

of her perfectly chiseled silhouette

that would walk us through winter

in the eternal promise

of the magnificence

that will come again.

In Gratitude & Love, Joanna


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