Lost in a storm of amber leaves, I waste
the last drop of summer to save a whisper
from the climbing roses you laid out for me,
to hold their ruby glow with the risk to blind me.

No butterflies, no blossoms stay behind to see me cry
together with the inevitable mist of clouds.
Over drowned solstice fires, I harvest the seeds of grief,
your face grows dim, consumed by the revenge of Nature.

I wake up, naked, in a naked forest, hazel shadows
sword your message through the wind. And the skies,
a pallet floating in gruesome hue and saturation,

remind me of roads never traveled,
of lands never swept by innocent laughter,
of broken hearts that declare the debut of Autumn.


“Leaves and memories” by Sonam Mandal


© 2012  Broken Sparkles


21 Responses to “Autumn”

  1. siggiofmaine Says:

    Excellent…love your descriptive words…too many to list here.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

  2. Olivia Says:

    Serene… fall! Sigh xoxo

  3. David Eric Cummins Says:

    Beautiful! This puts my autumn poem to shame. :)

  4. Kavita Says:

    Sigh… Inspiring work, babe!
    Hugs flying your way from across the ocean.. and they have not withered likes the Fallen leaves.. I hope they bring you the warmth of Summer and the freshness of Spring..

    Btw, Sonam’s leaf capture is AWESOME!!!

  5. Victoria C. Slotto Says:

    Melancholic, in keeping with the mood of the changing season. Nice images.

  6. dontchawannadream Says:

    Oh noooo Fall… I hate it. But love your poem ;)
    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award, Blaga.

  7. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Perfect expression of the autumn mood. Lovely, Blaga! Really, really lovely.

  8. Philippa Drake Says:

    A beautiful evocation of autumn.

  9. Nessy San Says:

    Autumn is my favorite season! I may not like the cold, but I know what to expect of it. Also, I am in love with the beautiful colors it can share to the human eyes and heart…just like this poem; Autumn had once again inspired one of the best! Love the poetry as always dear. Happy Autumn!

  10. dragonkatet Says:

    Aw, :( such sadness in this one. You know Fall is my very favorite season, but I also know that Summer is yours and that you will be sad to see it go….so in a way, your sadness makes sense. You are a master at imagery, Blaga. Some really good stuff in this, as always!

  11. Victoria C. Slotto Says:

    You capture the mood of the season.

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