And the clouds wept to see it all
There was once a robin who fell in love with an oak tree. Through spring showers and balmy summer days, he trilled forth in his fine livery to attract the sun and warm his love’s leaves. In autumn, he admired the turning of emerald to gold.
How quickly my love ages, but how beautifully.
In winter he stayed too long and tumbled unnoticed, to die amongst the moulding leaves.
At least we die together, he sighed.
Waking to her hundredth spring, the oak tree raised her budding limbs to her lover, the sun, as she prepared for the year ahead.
M J Lewis ©2015