lavender

 

Lavender

Trekking down to the compost bin in the pre-winter landscape I encounter tiny branches of thyme and lavender—remaining where all else has withered. I bow, remember this summer, the succession of wildflowers, such joy!

passion here
days before snowfall
sweet-scented stems

©2017 Ontheland

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In response to post of Chèvrefeuille:  Carpe Diem #1317 wherever your heart is.

 

chequerboard

we glide the chess board

from dark to light, night to day

castles rise and fall

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©2017 Ontheland

Photo credit: Pixabay

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Life as a game of chess is a metaphor often used in past centuries:

‘Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days

Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:

Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,

And one by one back in the Closet lays.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

This is my response to Carpe Diem #1308 — A Game of Chess.