Winter's Leaf A silent leaf Whence tree parted Colour lost and Saddened brown Crisp and brittle With silvered frost Waiting the day It disappears In soddened earth Under winter sky Stillness of life To life's return Reemergence One day. One day. _____________________________ A cold clear night brought a dawn of white. Brittle scattered leaf fall frozen solid. Waiting the thaw and to return to the soil and to renew life.