Bees absorb Autumn's sun,
astors drape field and valley
as storm clouds gather.
Cattle tagged and fattened,
idyllic days slumbering. Numbered.
As are canopies of olive, lime, and jade.
Flip of calendar page. Season's first frost.
Security and fate change
as quickly as that.
by Margaret Bednar, January 14, 2019
This is linked to "dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #71 - Change". 44 words incorporating the word "change". This is an older poem (2014) that I have reworked.
Here are some quotes on "change" that I really like:
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
― George Bernard Shaw
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa
“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
― Coco Chanel
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
― Winston S. Churchill
“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.”
― Helen Keller
“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Small Wonder
“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees
and changing leaves.”
― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”
― Katherine Hepburn