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(6th April 1957 / Earth)

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Autumn

An autumn day with chilled wind whips dry leaves in front of every step I take,
An ancient tree groans and creaks and gently sways
As I pass it sending warning of the coming winter preparations we must make
Whilst a squirrel scurries past in haste gathering provisions and hesitates in curiosity watching as I wend my way.
This wind teases me and like a child, steals my hat and runs away taunting me to chase it like a school playground game from my youth
Red leaves fall like a thousand flames and run in circles whilst join in the fun.
Just once I am a child again kicking piles of leaves high into the air whilst savouring the smell of their dampness nature and I are merged into one
My heart warms like a welcoming fire on a cold and frosty night.
If my life where a season then autumn it would be not wishing it where summer. for I am happy light and free
Was this day savoured a thousand years ago? And in a thousand years from now?
Who cares for today this day is my day!

Submitted: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Edited: Thursday, March 18, 2010


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  • Elena Sandu (3/19/2010 1:40:00 AM)

    Kind, warm, playful, a happy poem, made me smile and wish for some golden leafs to play..Thanks for share, I enjoyed it,10! ! !

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  • Ro'ya Abdulaal (3/18/2010 4:09:00 PM)

    II loved your images, your unique use of descriptive language, the rich words you chose and of course the well-known symbol of autumn that hold oceans of meanings,
    Well done,

    Ro'ya

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