All in Their Times

All in their times

fresh meadows bloom

a robin grabs at grass for nests

a weathered fence withstands no wind

old bones revive dead histories

one bridge unites divided lands

a bolt of lightning sparks a forest

waterfalls slow into ice

storm clouds recede beyond the sky

sailboats traverse the widest seas

four bouquets pass through graveyard gates

ten textbooks burn

young teachers learn

as graduates receive degrees

three wheels squeal their last full turn

two cubs shrug off their winter sleep

five eagles climb

six seagulls dive

eight rocks grow smoother in the waves

a seventh lotus flows from mud

a desert starved of rain gains floods

the canyon lets an echo go

eleventh hours pass by night

the violin will play its part

nine butterflies arise in flight

as infants glimpse beginning's light.

All in Their Times © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: June 24, 2021