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Autumn: a poem by Francia C.Clavecillas

Updated on September 6, 2011

Autumn Splendor: by Daniel Roccotaco: (Thanks to Daniel Roccotaco for this photo of Autumn.)

Autumn: the meeting point of existence, leaving and returning
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Paintings of Autumn Landscapes

What is so special about falling leaves,

an Irish friend asked me

one October afternoon.

Like a child, I rushed under the purple

and yellow spectacle around me

my breath taking in the colors

and the scent of a thrilling air.

As if it was the first time

I learned how to dream,

I saw myself as a wing

with the face of a flower .

It was indeed my first time

to dream away from home,

to be near the Boyne River

that was a huge silk ribbon in the distance:

the link between the autumn wind

and my feet on the grass.

I thought of the trees back home

That do not shed leaves

in October or in November

but die sudden deaths

all year round

from the hands of loggers

and miners.

Copyright ©2010 Francia C. Clavecillas


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    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi anglnwu,

      Thanks for leaving a comment here. You make me want to write more poems.

    • anglnwu profile image


      7 years ago

      Lovely poem--one that makes a statement about people with little regard for the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago from Philippines

      I enjoyed reading your poem but a tinge of anger could not be avoided. The rape of nature by illegal loggers who are usually politicians is the reasons for disasters like "Ondoy". And since they make the laws we will continue to be visited by the results of their conscienceless actions and greed.

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi DjBryle,

      It encourages me to keep writing when I hear a good writer like you give me generous feedback. Thanks for dropping by.

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      7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      I am a lover of nature, and one of the most beautiful I've ever seen is how the leaves change their colors as they are about to fall in autumn. The world seems so beautiful and deep in my heart I could only hope that every tree could be given a chance to lose its leaves in its own pace and time... Thanks for sharing such an awesome poetry, miss France! See you around! =)

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, denden.

    • denden mangubat profile image

      denden mangubat 

      7 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      hello madam I really love nature but the loggers, i hate them so much the are not broad-minded

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Money Glitch.

      I'm thrilled that you found this hub of some importance. Like you, I love autumn but it was only very rarely that I experienced it that's why nature's glorious display of beauty never left my mind and heart. I love music, poetry, painting and all others about Autumn!

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      Money Glitch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Simply awesome! Your poem reflects how humanity at times prefers money to protecting nature. I love autumn! It seems that nature portrays some of it's most beautiful colors in anticipation of resting, regenerating and a new beginning in spring. Hopefully, future generations will be able to enjoy the splendors of autumn as well. Rating up! :)


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