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Summer Blooms and Autumn Leaves

On the tree of life,
Good name is like summer blooms
Though often hidden by the leaves,
They are spotted by their scent
And may yield fruits in clusters!

But quick fame is like autumn leaves
Which turn auburn and brown
They wither away at the slightest wind
And cry in raspy sound
When crushed under the feet

So hasten! Let us not defer
To gather that which will endure!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013


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  • Heather Wilkins (11/18/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    wonderful words with a good message. so hasten! let us not defer to gather that which will endure

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (10/26/2013 1:28:00 AM)

    easy come, easy go...nice poem...nice title too...

  • Dauntless Aberrants (10/22/2013 5:40:00 AM)

    Hello Mam, A very interesting thought indeed!

  • Tajudeen Shah (10/19/2013 3:59:00 AM)

    Wonderful thought. Verses that touch and move gently over many a feelings and flash pictures of the past too, though the content tolls a fine maxim in itself! Sweet summer blooms and autumn leaves in right ratio blended and kept in a mind jar would bless the whole self with wild haunting scent. God Bless. What a cute write!

  • Patricia Grantham (10/18/2013 10:09:00 AM)

    An excellent comparison of blooms and leaves. The blossoms of our
    lives should be lovely and bear fruits. Our leaves falling away in autumn
    should shed some burdens and cares of the world. An inspiring write
    for this one is. A Valsa classic indeed!

  • Ibnu Din Assingkiri (10/18/2013 3:04:00 AM)

    pairing of symbols from tree that reflect human life done in the most beautiful ways. love this.

  • Yasmeen Khan (10/17/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    Fame that is fake or superfluous does not last long and which is carved in hearts is evergreen! a nice thoughtful verse

  • Tribhawan Kaul (10/16/2013 2:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful write. Fame is momentary.

  • Danny Draper (10/15/2013 11:31:00 PM)

    Indeed as Mr Robert Herrick once said in a similar vein, Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. This too be true of friends in weather fair and foul and ones reputation once traded in haste can never be reclaimed. A very sage, succinct write.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/15/2013 6:06:00 PM)

    Gather that which will endure.
    Beautiful poem with a nice friendly advice. Thank you.

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