Autumn reflections

To Carla Rufas Qui, IEMER student (in memoriam)

The sky is bright, full of so many shades of red,

the trees are changing colour

while leaves fall everywhere

and then I think of you and my heart melts.

I need you by my side, child,

but you can’t see or understand

the emptiness you left one day in me.

You can’t, I can.

But as I walk around the garden

I notice that nature always has its ways,

I know when all seems hopeless

that the greenness of next spring

will give trees new life and breath.

The rain will fall softly and gently

and will open my eyes and show

the power of nature in all its glow,

so I walk and walk under these autumn trees

while you fill up my thought and dreams.

You, lovely child, though closer to autumn than to spring,

will help fill my heart with love and understanding

until new colours cause the birds to sing.

 

Maria Dolors Romeu i Font