Colleen Courtney

(10/13/65 / Massachusetts)

New Beginning

Autumn leaves come tumbling down
Same as my tears
Falling to the ground
Released unfettered
They float unbound.

Soon to wither
Curl and brown
Those leaves will die
Upon the earth
As my tears too shall dry
With my renewing spring rebirth.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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  • Chris Zachariou (7/15/2014 1:18:00 PM)

    Every time I read one of your poems I am touched by the sensitivity and loveliness of your words. I love the sadness but also the note of hope with which you end your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (7/9/2014 6:26:00 PM)

    Life and seasons are victims of a cycle, tears after smile and smile after tears and sometimes tears joy in excitement, all are parts of life. A nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (7/3/2014 2:33:00 PM)

    Very nice poem thought I really liked the idea behind the first stanza. Autumn leaves come tumbling down
    Same as my tears Falling to the ground Released unfettered They float unbound. Tears floating within a pool made by your own tears as well as the leaves that have fallen doing the same. That is a clever way of wording that. =) Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Robert Melliard (6/12/2014 6:00:00 PM)

    I have read three more of your poems and I like them all. Dream Within a Dream is great fun. In New Beginning the words released, unfettered and unbound are perhaps a little too similar in meaning to be placed so close together, but the comparison between tears and falling leaves is original. Love without Sex is my favourite however, because it is expressed in a beautifully natural, conversational, relaxed way. I would be grateful if you could comment on one or two of my recent poems as I have had no feedback about them yet. (Report) Reply

  • Timothy Caffery (5/25/2014 9:41:00 PM)

    And as they fall, and die, they will become the strength of the future, the fuel of sustenance, meaning; or just mulch. If you cry leaves, you are a legacy that must suffer to be fulfilled. (I tried rating, but can't keep my mouth shut, so to speak) . Not to argue other comments, but, I don't believe in metaphors as a disclaimer to my ramblings & rants. (Report) Reply

  • Darren Woods (5/23/2014 3:36:00 PM)

    great writing - I enjoyed every line.
    We all dream at times for new beginnings. Loved the metaphors. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (5/21/2014 3:58:00 AM)

    This poem is written like a piece of music with two melodies - one is autumn leaves, the other is the speaker's tears - and the music they make is bittersweet. And necessary. Because autumn is large enough to contain all the sorrows of all the people, and the tears are abundant enough to fill the whole season. But then - a third theme, just a few notes, that mark the renewal of SPRING - and the dying things and the sad tears vanish... Wonderful Poem! (Report) Reply

  • Anand Brown (5/13/2014 4:14:00 AM)

    Magnificent use of your creative genius. I love how you use narrative skills to draw the readers in. Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Shobana Gomes (5/11/2014 10:33:00 PM)

    I love autumn but spring has much hope - two diverse seasons. Brilliant poem and the imagery is outstanding Colleen. Thank you too for your ever supportive comments on my poems and have a great week ahead. (Report) Reply

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