Seasonal Poetry

Ode To The Journey Of A Leaf

 

 

You jumped
with the wind.
You left
the womb
of your ancient mother,
standing tall,
tower of
stunning beauty,
soaked
in Oak wisdom.
Dancing lightly,
freely,
your rustic green,
Emerald
in the eyes of the Gaels,
glided majestically,
eternal perpetual motion.
You touched
a kiss upon
the crawling river,
and I witnessed
every move
of your
captivating dance.

I watched you
engage your
new home.
I heard your
brothers and sisters
cries, as the wind
passed through
with a message
of goodbye.
And as I pondered,
my mind
made a home
in the juice
of your stem
and I came
with you,
together,
as one,
onward journey,
alive,
free.

We sat together,
still,
resting lightly,

a thin raft
on the crawling river,
gently adrift,
peaceful harmony
on a journey through
carved crisp
mountainous settings,
passing ancient
history soaked
roots
of towering trees,
and the reeds,
givers of sweet
calm euphony,
sway together,
an orchestrated community,
and we gently
pass by,
listening to
the softness
of the music,
at one
in the heart of
nature's
life given
breath.

We pass
the starry eyed
ancient trout,
who looks
for wisdom
amongst the gravel
of the river's
soft bed,
bidding us farewell
he sits still
and ponders;
birds nosily
rustle the trees
in ecstasy
of the setting sun,
crickets
and frogs
in the dying
of a ruby red sun,
bellow a
mystic voice
to the banks of
the pumping vein
of life with
an Autumn
evening's hymn.

As the face
of the rising moon
nestles
in the heart
of the pale
night sky,
casting
the glory
of its light,
shimmering
upon the crest
of the waters edge,
we drift
gently to
the vast jaws
of the welcoming ocean,
and beneath
the glistening
of the countless
luminous stars,
we drift
soft into the
calm soul of
the sea,
together
as one,
onward journey,
alive,
free.

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Comments 22 comments

cosette 6 years ago

we don't have a lot of autumn color here in the southwest (although we do in the north part of the state), but i do have some trees, like ash, that change colors. one is red and one is golden. i love all the leaves they drop and wonder about their journeys on windy days. what a lovely tribute to them.


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Hey cosette, yes I'm a little late on the seasons with this piece ha, as it's pretty spring here, well springs a little late as usual, but Autumn's my favourite season, loved it when I was in Canada, stunning. Thanks for comment.


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JannyC 6 years ago

That was awesome! Ok corny to say but articulative speech has not found me yet this morning. I traveled with the leaf it was a wonderful journey.


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Great Janny hope the mind was nice and relaxed.


seasoning 6 years ago

i am so liking your work thankyou


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you seasoning.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Great, great poetry - reall1y I like this kind of poetry, very well done...


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Omg Sherbs where the hell did you learn to write like that. I am speechless. I loved your beautiful pictures too. I am just so impressed.


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you Moulik Mistry it's my true style Of writing, even though the lay-out here is very Pablo Neruda, the idea is to represent a fallen leaf.


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Well blondepoet, only half the pictures are mine, the leaf ones aren't, but the writing is my passion, well any thing to do with poetry. I've been(personally) studying it years now, and writing since I was 16. It's my one true love, My collection of books I have is outrageous(bout really all I own) and if I had the time, I'd write all day, but I don't lol. Thank you for comment.


StormRyder 6 years ago

Very nice Stephen....you painted a picture in my mind with this one. Great job! ;)

Stormy...


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you StormRyder, much appreciated.


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George J Hardy 6 years ago from Southern New Jersey

Cool !


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you George.


sophs 6 years ago

Wow! That's stunning writing Sherbet, I'm quite speechless :)


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Ah sophs thank you very much.


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marcel285 6 years ago from New Zealand

That's beautiful Sherbet!!


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you marcel.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Yes beautiful and I have never seen it done this way either.


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Hi Pollyannalana, yes it represents the falling leaf, but it's based on the style of Pablo Neruda's Odes, where each line shows a picture or image, love writing like this. Thank you for comment.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Well I tried one in my book of fifty poems, maybe I should go back and see if that is how I did it. Oh and I did an autumn poem a few nights ago,not copying, I had forgotten this one but my style and fall story, rambling really. lol (amillar)

Polly


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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Hey Polly, have you posted that writing here on hubpages. I hardly get to come here anymore been so busy, but I do love to sneak a read in now and again.

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