by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi
I watch the trees and
marvel at the tumbling leaves
now dancing on the gravel path
romanced by the wind.
I love all seasons but especially Fall
It cannot but stir feelings in the heart
and if you have Krishna in your heart
or wish Him to be there
then the dancing leaves
shining in the sunlight
dazzling, delicate, fluttering
swirling, twirling, softly landing
can bring you to feel
the spirit of love
for the One who has orchestrated
this autumn performance.
Then, as the poet Nye says,
“Walk around like a leaf.
Know you could tumble at any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.”