Art and Poetry: Falling For You

Seasons of Love

The change of seasons is an everlasting fascination to us Earthbound mortals. Through the ages, mankind has watched, endured, enjoyed every passing season. The promise of spring, the warmth of summer, the colours of autumn and the bleak winters all have their own beauty.

Creative souls have captured the passing seasons in their own way. While each season conjures up its own mood, it is not a fixed concept. While watching the colours of Autumn unfold outside my study window, falling for the fantastic colours of fall was an easy allure.

I wanted to capture the colours of fall in a poem of love, aptly titled falling for you.

Hope it conveys all that is glorious about autumn, about the love of our lives.

“Give me a land of boughs in leaf

A land of trees that stand;

Where trees are fallen there is grief;

I love no leafless land.”

— A.E.Houseman
Autumn - Anon.
Autumn - Anon.
Autumn Landscape- Guiseppe Sica
Autumn Landscape- Guiseppe Sica

“Que sigue pagando el otono

con tanto dinero amarillo?

What does autumn go on paying for

with so much yellow money?”

— Pablo Neruda

Falling For You


Leaves that slowly sail on by

As tree branches wave on high

Always whisper me your name

In this russet and gold autumnal game

West wind weaves and whistles past

What wizardry does it cast

As thoughts of you my mind invade

In my autumn woodland serenade


And I’m falling for you

Oh if only you knew

How much my heart aches

And all what it takes

To stop me wilting

My world from tilting

Only you can bring me

The promise of spring


Twigs and branches float past

Not caring about journey’s last

Do they dream of distant oceans

Like my journeying emotions

Seasons always come and go

Yet my time never tends to flow

Darling without you by me

Why oh why can’t you see


And I’m falling for you

Oh if only you knew

How much my heart aches

And all what it takes

The Bleak mid winter

It will break and enter

The warmth of my song

If I’m waiting for long


Swirling leaves do cast your face

As cirrus clouds made up of lace

Travel across golden skies

Teasing memory of you in my eyes

Fire from orange evening shine

Brown and black the shadows line

Bright red berries peeking through

Promising me a taste of you


And I’m falling for you

Oh if only you knew

How much my heart aches

And all what it takes

Birds flee far west

To seek what is best

As for my nest

You know the rest


Fall has come to let me know

To shed those dried up tales of woe

Prepare me for the winter’s wrath

Till spring arrives down my path

Giving me the promise of you

Fresh amongst the blossoms new

Until then I have winter and fall

The melancholy beauty in all


And I’m falling for you

Oh if only you knew

How much my heart aches

And all what it takes

Missing you though

And you should know

You’re my season

And all my reason.....


And I’m falling for you

Oh if only you knew....



Mohan Kumar

Autumn - Leonid Afremov
Autumn - Leonid Afremov

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”

— Sylvia Plath
Autumn Snow- Thomas Kinkade
Autumn Snow- Thomas Kinkade

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Ruchira profile image

Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Wow...beautiful indepth poem.

How did you get such beautiful paintings? They were so appropriate for this poem.

voted up as awesome!


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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Just beautiful; a mesh of feelings and emotions that could melt even the coldest souls. Well done, Docmo.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Lovely, Doc, a great tribute to Autumnal romance. Wonderful lyrics that must be shared.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

"If only you knew" how lovely this poem is to read! The music and opening presentation definitely set the mood for this lover's poem. Of course we hope she is falling for him too!

Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

For once, I am speechless...Wow!


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

What a lovely tribute to autumn, through poetry, song, and painting; the perfect trilogy of art. The paintings are amazing… with different and fascinating styles and perceptions; I especially liked the Brumm; Kinkade; Raffaello, and Adams. Although the styles and interpretations are different, the love, magnificent colors, and sensations are all there…just like the poetry. Up and more, Doc. :-)


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Docmo, Your poetry is breathtaking. This is an amazing hub. I love the video and the paintings are stunning- I love every one of them. The song is lovely. You have such an artistic soul. This has to be the most beautiful hub I've ever read, viewed and listened to. Your talent is extraordinary!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Docmo, this is beautiful and the music accompaying the video is as well. A wonderful Hub that will garner much attention, deservedly so.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

What a way to welcome Fall. Fab poem, video and Thomas Kinkade painting. Very nice Doc!


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Really just beautiful Docmo, not only your welcoming of the Fall season, but your artwork, too. I just can't get enough of either. Have of course voted up and shared all over as always!!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

You did an excellent job capturing fall's love, tribute and frustration. Congratulations and thank you


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed, awesome. Voted up and shared.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Fall and falling . . . . Beautiful words, photos, and video. Well done. So lovely!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mohan - Really a splendid poem, my friend. Visual and emotional all in one. Your video of the various paintings was excellent, also. Was that Coldplay in the background?

Great Job all the way around!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Docmo, this poem is heart-touching, heart-melting, beautiful and romantic! Awesome pictures and music as well :) Voted up, of course....


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Mmmmmm...

Falling for fall?

If it's a woman you speak of, me thinks it's time to tell her how you feel - so you can walk that gorgeous fall path together!

stunning photos, D...

Sharing on and voting up..


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This is absolutely beautiful! :)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Though my words are just a few in a long line of admirers, Docmo, your words are heartstopping enough, accompanied by one of my fav songs "Yellow", to turn my heart around to believe in and hope for this kind of love. It's beautiful, Mohan...It's a rare phrase for me, but "you've made me a believer." If I was inclined to follow a leader, it would be you and the Religion of Mohan!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Lovely write Mohan--my favorite time of year and you capture it and the emotional content here so well--


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Amazingly beautiful the video, words and pics. Enjoyed much. Passing this on.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

What a beautiful poem and tribute to autumn and love. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Ruchira: Aw thanks for being here first and appreciating this little work. I looked for autumn themed paintings on the net and found these gems!

@jon- thank you I'm glad this connects at an emotional level!

@Michelle - thanks for appreciating the lyrics and sharing!

@Mary- what a lovely comment. I only I knew indeed- now I do! all this lovelorn poetry is exhausting me ( must be my age!)

@Daisy - rendering you speechless is some achievement ;-) I'll pat myself on the back. thank you.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Genna- thanks for your generous appreciation. I also really admired the various depictions and color schemes of the paintings and how they captured the spirit of autumn so well yet so differently.

@suzette- wow. thank you so much, you are very kind. I enjoyed putting the various elements together and it is always nice to see how it resonates with the reader.

@xstatic- much appreciated!

@sunshine- The Kinkade is breathtaking isn't it. thank you!

@Janine- you are always so kind and generous in your appreciation. thank you!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Mhatter- thank you , kind Sir!

@Nithya- much appreciated.

@Victoria- grateful for your visit and comment!

@Richard- yes it is the Coldplay's 'Yellow' thought it felt appropriate to the autumnal color scheme. thank you very much!

@Martie- thank you so much, Baby Tjoklits. you are too kind.

@ Leslie.. I keep writing these poems .. I'm sure the message will get through. Thanks for appreciating the Fall finery in the paintings.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@barbergirl- thank you so much!

@Amy- You always give such wonderful compliments.. If I've succeeded in making you a believer, then my work here is done. The Religion of Mohan sounds interesting, I always fancied being a wise Guru!

@Audrey- thank you so much!

@Gypsy- thanks for enjoying the words and pics... appreciate it.

@Jamie- you are very kind. Thank you for your comments.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is so beautiful. I always hate for summer to end, but your lovely pictures and poetry reminds me that each season is special, esp. the fall colors. Thank you. I enjoyed the video...Awesome.. Sharing on Google friends..


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Wonderful music...exquisite photos of Autumn.....such a beautiful season....lovely poem. You give us so very much, Docmo.....Have a Peaceful Fall season filled with love and good health.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Your autumnal poetry, Docmo, is exquisite and the montage of fall photos you have created is brilliant. I enjoyed viewing them all but especially the one with the thick carpet of orange and other vivid colored leaves. Made me want to put on my old shoes and scuff back and forth through them like a kid. Thanks for this outstanding treat. Voted up, indubitably.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Stunningly beautiful poetry dear one. Congrats on your recent lollipop award. Thanks for the follow, and now I am blessed to follow you with your lovely writintg. Falling for fall - Love it! Outstanding paintings of Autumn and all its glory! Love the music, and I hope I did not by accident click on an add, but it is so beautiful to go along with your lovely poetry.

Voted Way Up

In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Ruby... every season has its own beauty doesn't it, I love the various seasons in UK as where I grew up we kinda had a long summer and then a short winter with spring and autumn not always as distinctive...

@Paula- thank you so much for your wishes and visit. Glad you liked this poem.

@drbj- believe it or not when I saw that painting my feet ached to feel the carpet of leaves. I am glad you like this assemblage.

@Faithreaper- really appreciate your visit here and your appreciation. I chose the Coldplay song specially for this montage of paintings as they fitted the mood of fall, the colors and my poem... glad you like it!


Sueswan 4 years ago

"Fire from orange evening shine

Brown and black the shadows line

Bright red berries peeking through

Promising me a taste of you"

You write with such passion and beauty. I loved the video.

Voted up and away

Sharing

Take care :)


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Lovely photos, and a beautiful song... as for that poem. Lovely in so many ways. Your choice of words is exquisite. The imagery is enchanting. The feelings you evoke are beautiful... Thank you for sharing this.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

What a pleasant read this morning. And decorated with the colors of fall that burst from the screen to add texture to your poetry. You have elevated the word 'hub' to a higher plane.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Beautiful poem and lovely video. Loved the word flow and rhyme.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

The landscape paintings are amazing! The song is beautiful. The poetic word in its beauty. The emotions portrayed in this poem are heartfelt and romantic. (Autumn and Love) Falling for you. Voted up!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Doc, you have such a romantic, passionate heart. American men don't grasp that; they consider themselves too tough for heartfelt love. Your woman is a lucky one indeed. She has something I never will.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@sueswan- thank you so much for appreciating my words!

@Dana- it's always a pleasure to create something that resonates with such wonderful readers. thank you!

@mcbirdsbks- Fall colours have always fascinated me. It was great to find the paintings to compliment this poem.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Jackie - thank you for your visit!

@lovedoctor926- thank you for your appreciation of Falling for you - you are very kind.

@Sha- you say such kind words. thank you. I'm sure there are many passionate men across the atlantic too. You'll find heartfelt love.


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ZipperConstantine 3 years ago from United States

Very lovely poem. Thank you.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

I've returned to view your video and images and read your poem again. I'm sharing this article with a poetry group I recently joined.


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D.Juris Stetser 3 years ago from South Dakota

So perfect. Romantic, stunning video, the choice of music sheer perfection. I'll come back again and again....love it. thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and amazing sensitivity...


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@ZipperConstantine: really appreciate your visit and comment. Thanks!

@Daisy: your repeat visits and comments are always a welcome sight.

@Dotti: I the fellow romantic in you would like the trilogy of music, art and poetry. Your own poems weave a tapestry of sensual word magic. Thank you for your visit.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

Oh my Kumar... lots of work was put into this. The poem, the song (I love Coldplay by the way), and the pictures in the video was just awesome. I appreciate the hard work you put into this and it was phenomenally enjoyable! :) Can't wait to see more of you around the hubs! :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan,

It's September 21...autumn. I came back to view your video and images and read your wonderful poem again.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Wow, this is truly awesome. Voted + and shared across the board.


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HappyMikeWritter 3 years ago

It was a great honnor to read your wonderfull art. Bitter sweet and honestly written. Thank you for sharing :-)


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK Author

@Crazednovelist- thank you so much.

@Daisy- thanks for revisiting this poem this autumn.

@rebecca- thanks for reading and sharing.

@HappyMikeWritter- thanks very much for your comment.

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