“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
Life is poetry and poetry is life…
“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.”
This is a fact. Plain and simple as that. Poetry is what flows through our veins and pulses through the very Earth. Poetry is what we use to try and capture a glimpse of the life fire within and without.
Each season, of Nature and of life, has it’s own form of poetry, it’s own inspirations and graces, gifts and lessons. That said, Autumn is one season where poetry seems to pour out in amazing abundance. Perhaps because it is a season of contemplation, of grand expositions, and quiet reflections, of promises fulfilled and new hopes burnished bright.
It’s a season of extremes, of bounty and newly wrought barrenness, of fire and death.
Death and our mortal shells provide some of the greatest poetry there is, next to that of love. And what is love but the very reason we are here? As we are living a mortal life we long for the immortal and love has that in spades. For to love and be loved – whether it be romantic, platonic, familial, nature-born, or any of the vast multitude of ways there is to love – is truly the purest essence of life.
Autumn’s last great dance before the cold, still, silent sleep of Winter is a show of love, bounty, and awe-inspiring promise that though it may seem like an end, a death, life will return. This is Nature’s way of providing a warmth that will last until Spring awakens and the beautiful dance of love and life begins anew.
Love, life, death, and (re)birth – all are one and all bear the poetry that is and always will be.
Namaste ~ Ella
~ This was first published as Affirmation Mondays 81 and has been updated for republication.
~ Affirmation Mondays are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Affirmation Mondays Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!