Poets of the fall

Poets of the fall

Years from now,
the grief of the autumn leaves
will lead you to the crypt of
an origami, paper crane.
Under the obsolete dust,
where red plumeria once grew,
there will be a tale of ebony hearts.

Carved in the words of a script,
flashbacks on the edge of omission
will let you in on secrets
about crippled fantasies,
about a kiss and a gaze at the stars
that could turn the gray daylight
into an ivory moonlight.

The wind doesn’t need to know
how like lovers of the summer we held
the last drops of sultry bruises,
the rain doesn’t have to remember
how like poets of the fall we kept
the candle lights on our lips, because
destiny gave us the clarity of the dawn.


"Crane" by Sonam Mandal


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


22 Responses to “Poets of the fall”

  1. Life: Between the lines Says:

    ah! your best ever my dear, sort of echoes my past writes, maybe why I like it so :) Kudos!!!
    seasons, a season for everything (smiling)

  2. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    A poem very rich in words and imagery! Love beautifully interspersed with the season.

  3. siubhan Says:

    loved the seasonal references here– the “lovers of the summer,” the “poets of the fall”… That last verse is especially breathtaking in its imagery. Brava.

  4. booguloo Says:

    I like it! My daughter and her husband took the time to make 1000 cranes for their wedding. I guess it’s a Japanese tradition for good luck in the marriage.

  5. Jan Freeman Says:

    Intriguing and mysterious :-)

  6. Jamie Dedes Says:

    This is stunning for beauty, insight, and enigma.


  7. liv2write2day Says:

    Exquisite imagery in your words and the photo also. You seem to convey the subtle feeling of loss that invades me when summer makes way for autumn and yet the glory of autumn brings its own comfort.

  8. siggiofmaine Says:

    Thank you for your wonderful words…and the photo.
    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

  9. eclipseofthemoon Says:

    …Carved in the words of a script,
    flashbacks on the edge of omission…
    absolutelly stunning Blaga….
    One of your best if I may say :)
    Have a wonderful weekend

  10. deadpoet88 Says:

    So beautiful Bee! I really like this one, I would say so far your best that I’ve read. I feel so proud that you got some inspiration from my photo. Keep these great pieces coming! Oh and Poets of the Fall are such an inspiring band, aren’t they? :D

  11. Ina Says:

    A beautiful poem, beautiful thought and beautiful story… wow!

  12. charlesmashburn Says:

    A fabulous write. You have a wonderful way of combining words in a smooth and flowing manner while telling a well thought story.

  13. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    The wind does not need to know, the rain does not need to remember – yes! Love and destiny in the clarity of dawn!

  14. liv2write2day Says:

    You’re on my top ten list of creating stunning images and writing feelings of love and loss. There always seems to be a bit of the latter in your work and the love is all the more poignant for it.

  15. Kim Nelson Says:

    This has such lovely images and emotional impact.

  16. Lyn Says:

    Never to be forgotten, no matter how many seasons pass, love stays in the mind…beautiful…

  17. Bodhirose Says:

    I sensed a bit of melancholy in this but contentment too. Beautiful images came to mind, Blaga, while reading this.

  18. tasithoughts Says:

    Beautiful. Your words are textured in a way they drip perfectly like syrup.



  19. Seabell Says:

    Amazing words, Blaga! A perfect poem making any poet feel proud… (If you don’t know yet, I can show you how to do a paper crane just like that one. :) )

  20. Jingle Says:

    remarkable entry…

  21. Cherlyn Says:

    I love the mysteriousness of this poem, it mingled nicely with the imagery – just giving enough to satisfy me, but leaving me wanting more! Wonderful!

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