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Poems on Fall (Autumn)
The cool air chilled my heart
The golden leaves stunned my eyes
The sun woke me up late
The summer receded me silent
Falling leaves circled my legs
Crisp cherries filled my hands
Harvest songs knocked my ears
Fall arrived with colors
Twilight glazed the colors
Breeze blew the fallen leaves
Misty clouds hid the sun
Twilight seen for short
The moon grew large and orange
The moonlight silvered the trees
The moon stayed for long
The fall delighted my dreams
Autumn/fall season in Iran
I witnessed fall/autumn season so closely when I was in Iran. I had to stay there for about one year during my husband’s official tour. His office was in Shiraz and we got an apartment somewhere nearby. Iran is a land of poets and painters who are multifariously talented. The great poets Omar Khayyam, Ferdowsi and Hafez were from Iran who contributed their literary works to the Persian literature. The famous Indian poets Mirza Galib and Amir Khusrow also had their roots in Persia whose tender poems on love still make waves everywhere.
During those days in Iran, we had a getaway to Sepidan in October month. Fall season was blooming then. Sepidan is a natural spot of multitude colors, gorges, rocky forest hills and greenery scattered here and there. The gateway to Sepidan was a trail of tall pine trees on a row on either side with golden yellow leaves that created a rich and warm welcome to us. This view is still pondering me and inspiring me to write another poem. Mild cool air and gentle breeze also added to the climate.
Yellow touches green leaves when fall is in
Red brushes yellow leaves when crops are reaped
Orange strikes red leaves when fall is full
Earth calls red leaves when fall is
Trees can no more bear the leaves
and shred them that would fall down
that sob, cry at the boughs of trees
that had carried and loved them once;
Trees are surrounded by fallen leaves
they are neither fed nor cared
some are blown up by the wind
some die on the heart of earth;
Birds mourn at this silent sight
In fond memories of the past
when they were petted and pampered
by these soft-hearted buried leaves!!
Autumn/fall symbolizes prosperity and gay. This season brightens minds with its cool, modest climate. Trees get thickly set with fruits and fields bear grains ready to crop. In villages, people sing songs of harvest. Moreover, the transition of colors in leaves from yellow to orange gives a wonderful visual treat and people go out to natural spots to enjoy the beauty of nature. Autumn is also associated with Halloween. The television, film, book, costume, home decoration, and confectionery product promotions are closely related to this holiday. This starts from early September till the end of October, since their themes rapidly lose hold once the holiday ends.
Do you like these poems on fall?
- A poem on waterfalls
This poem on waterfalls is an imaginary recitation on the real waterfalls that gushes out from rocky, mountain streams. The entire settings and the feel that it gives is the spotlight here.
- A poem on winter
Winter climate characteristics and the cold landscapes filled with snow are versed in this poem.
- Rain that wetted my hearts – a poem on rain
A poem on rains that elevated my emotions with gay. My dreams of life when it rains have been versed here.
© 2012 Radhika Sreekanth