Ode To Leaf Mould

Tish Farrell

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With sack and rake

I harvest gold;

tree-leavings:

bird cherry, damson, lime;

cached to rot.

It’s a slow alchemy –

six seasons it takes me

to process gold to dirt,

giving me the earth.

copyright 2016 Tish Farrell

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For more leaf magic visit Verena at Festival of Leaves

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