Today's poem is by Eva Tihanyi


You begin somewhere, perhaps
it is on a road or a bridge
or by the river that runs beneath it.

Perhaps it is at the foot
of a 500-year-old maple
whose October branches vault above you,
autumn cathedral.

Wherever you are, it is
a moment and a place:
unique conjunction.

Your life has brought you here,
will take you away.

So consider your options:
will you pull a leaf from the tree
or simply wait, do nothing.

One thing you've learned:
everything falls.

Copyright © 2011 Eva Tihanyi All rights reserved
from In the Key of Red
Inanna Publications
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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