Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Autumn leaves

Autumn Leaves


Raindrops slide down
the autumn leaves
like heavenly tears, 
glistening on golden relics
of flourishing times

some flaming reds
hold on a little longer
to limbs of trees
which look frail and
bonier every day, till

a breeze strips the arms
releasing leaves to drift,
twirl and swirl in their final
festival, landing softly to
create a carpet of confetti,

that for wind and humans alike
performs a last rustling refrain
before they let go of their glory
and be enmeshed with earth
to feed new life with wisdom


30 comments:

  1. Falling leaves and their grace in the air, a pretty scene. The old life in leaves nurtures the new life and reborn again.

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  2. Beautiful!
    This personification works so well: "a breeze strips the arms." And I love the last line.

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  3. Carpet of confetti... what an image!!!

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  4. I can see the whole process being played in front of my eyes as I read through your poem here Marja. Great write!

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  5. I so enjoy watching this dance of the leaves, as the bare tree branches are revealed. It is happening right now outside my apartment. I loved this poem, Marja.

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    1. Thanks so much Sherry here it doesn't we have spring at the moment :)

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  6. p.s. I especially love the idea of the old leaves feeding new life with wisdom.

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  7. What a wonderful world we live in !!! ....the soft breezes tossing crumbling leaves around. What an image! Lovely poem, Marja!

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  8. So many poems were written, and so many songs composed on the theme of falling autumn leaves! Your poem is one of the more successful ones.I'm fascinated by how the wind in your poem makes those leaves "twirl and swirl" until they reach their final destination - the earth.

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    1. Thanks you so much Duta. I am so happy you like it

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  9. 'final festival' and 'carpet of confetti' create striking images. Beautiful!

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  10. Golden relics indeed. This is a lovely ode to Autumn Marja. I love it! I also love the new look of your blog!

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  11. Great images, Marja. Love the bony trees and the confetti leaves!

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  12. Looking forward to seeing falling leaves in my area. Its ben a hot summer.
    Nicely done!

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  13. feeding "new life with wisdom" i really like that thought

    much love...

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  14. Hi Marja - we're definitely in your poem mode here in the UK ... lovely poem - cheers Hilary

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  15. The vivid image of a "twirl and swirl" invites us to join the "final
    festival"
    What a lovely piece!

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  16. a great conjuring of visuals here Marja- especially as you are in the midst of its opposite

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  17. Autumn is so wistful and as your poem beautifully shows inspirational to an imaginative soul.

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  18. Beautiful! You captured fall perfectly.

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  19. Autumn is well and truly here in the UK.. Although the reds and golds are not as yet so vibrant..
    Lovely poem.. Today the sun is out and smiling on us..
    Have a wonderful weekend Marja.. Love Sue xx

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  20. Beautiful images and delightfully delicate, Marja. I enjoyed reading this!

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