Evensong came earlier today

by Elouise

American Beech with seed cone, Fagus_grandifolia_fruit

~~~~~~American Beech with Seed Cone

Evensong came earlier today
Accompanied by sweet robins
Singing the sun to rest 

Mature green-leaved trees give early signs of fall
Clusters of seed pods glow yellow-green
In late afternoon sun 

Small birds flit around picking off juicy insects
Cicadas tune up their vibrating wings
Children’s voices echo in the distance 

Who will sing me to rest?
How quickly will my sun set?
What and whom 
will I leave behind?

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 16 July 2015
Image from treekey.phillytreemap.org