Fallen corpses on an autumn landscape

 

growth

 

You have shed

your many-colored tears

across the aching autumn landscape.

The winds have blown

their mighty winds

and even you,

have succumbed to death.

My world is littered with it –

the impermanence of your beauty

the strewn leaves of yesterday

like fallen corpses

that crunch beneath my feet.

Will I remember

Your silent shade?

The shadows play

Beneath your yawning reach?

I know –

and I hope

for your gentle return.

I have learned that

growth is this –

the painful peeling

of layer by layer

where who we are

is slowly replaced

by something new.

But should we be

careful in our gaze,

we shall recognize

ourselves there –

me beneath your shade

in the stolen moments of silence

I witness you grow

and I admire your persistent reach.

 

(c) Sumyanna 2016

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. oh Sum,you always manage to bring me tears,most beautiful and such wisdom…i loved especially `the shadows play beneath your yawning reach’ great work beautiful…love and hugs

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I am ever so entranced by this season, but sadly it quickly fades into grayer skies and grayer landscapes. There is still beauty there – but she sleeps for a while, I think 🙂 It is so funny because our school keeps asking my son to collect leaves to do experiments with, but ours have already fallen and crumbled into nothing. It goes by so very fast…

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      1. it’s passes soon that’s why it’s so beautiful i think,tries to squeeze all that splendor into numbered days🙂 i’m glad that you have enjoyed some beauty at least🙂❤

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          I know what you mean. Just keeps me counting the days to the next one 🙂 It snowed last night, so the romance is over – now to find beauty in the snow!

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  2. Delyn Merce says:

    “You have shed your many-colored tears” is a wonderful opening to a magnificent poem!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I actually love fall, but unfortunately here it comes and goes very quickly. Don’t blink your eyes or you might miss her beauty!

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      1. Delyn Merce says:

        It seems the seasons are confused all over!

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          Yes, they are. I remember when they lasted a little longer.

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