Thursday, October 07, 2010

leafy tales

"the vibrancy gone forever
it is what you assume.
but I embrace the ground
as this is what will renew me- 
brave. heroes. forgotten."
whispers the leaf to me.

I ponder over the words
chew them with wisdom
think, of my bent  form
in my twilight years
dying with as much dignity
I get out of curiosity of pains

"whithered physical shape of leaves
teach me spirituality"

28 comments:

pussreboots said...

Beautiful.

Reflections said...

Wonderful connections to earth and nature...

Beautifully written

rashmi said...

Beautiful poem..

Ramesh Sood said...

This is beautiful.. an epitome of learning, you!

Deborah said...

Just beautiful.

Doctor FTSE said...

This is an interesting image that makes for a an interesting, slightly melancholy poem. Well done.

willow said...

We can learn much from trees and leaves. Very nice.

Book Bird Dog said...

Lovely poem. How reflective and true.
A Paradise of Spring

Jingle said...

simply fantastic.

Asobime said...

Lovely, thoughtful poem.

Thank you for posting this.

Lady Nyo

Claudia said...

i have felt like this as well when i listened to what the leaves whispered to me...nice..

Kristen Haskell said...

Believe it or not your poem is very helpful for me. I really needed to read that today. Beautifully written.

kathi harris said...

Yes they can teach us ... about lives short lived & glorious in it's end.

Storm Dweller said...

Wonderful imagery.

Teresa said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! I love this beautiful fall poem.

signed...bkm said...

we are but the leaves of one tree - you say that so well here..bkm

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Agree with bkm.. we are so much like leaves... nice mag

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

I love the deeper message here

Carrie Burtt said...

Oh the tales that leaves could tell...wonderful poem Gautami!
:-)

Terresa said...

So much in this, I especially liked,

"but I embrace the ground
as this is what will renew me-"

Understated and yet powerful, moving poetry.

Ruchira said...

Beautifully written !

Jannie Funster said...

Simply beautiful.

Leaves are such amazing teachers! All of nature, really.

xo

Tumblewords: said...

Absolutely wonderful!!

Brian Miller said...

ah what the leaves whisper as they blow on the breeze...nice magpie.

tracyhsays.com said...

What an interesting thought...wonderful poem! :)

Karen said...

I love the images in the second stanza, especially. The words whispered by the leaves we should all ponder.

ds said...

Lots to chew on here. Thank you.

Geraldine said...

Truly lovely! Great photo choice too.

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