The old man’s beard hangs from the hawthorn, a fading reminder of the mellow days of autumn.
These filamentous wisps hold the vital latency of the wild clematis.
They are the kernels of being yet to be.
The cardinal winds tug and fret at the seed, releasing them to the four corners of the ecology.
Here now, this is the cycling of life and the passing of the flame of form.
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