Max Reif

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Autumn - Poem by Max Reif

The slow burning of the leaves
prefigures the ripening of my soul.

Today the weather
is like a companion,
the warm, still air
poised at a precipice
before its leap into winter.

Time has taken a breath.
Something inside me
is waiting to fall, like the leaves.

Comments about Autumn by Max Reif

  • (11/10/2005 2:54:00 PM)

    lovely images, beautiful poem with a lot of depth too..
    'Something inside me
    is waiting to fall, like the leaves.'
    especially this was haunting.. i can give it a lot of meanings. one of them is that you are ready to let something go while you are waiting for something new.. just like the new leaves in spring..
    Great write!
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  • (11/8/2005 9:17:00 PM)

    Lovely images. A fantastic hook and the slow flow of the poem has almost an oriental feel. It summed up Autumn for me. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (11/6/2005 11:47:00 AM)

    Now that is rather beautiful Max, a lovely poem about the inevitable. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2005 1:41:00 PM)

    I like it, i think it really really encapsulates the ever pressing autumn..i probably interpreted wrong, but to me i got the idea you were talking about when you feel in a state of unsurity, not happy, not sad, but u know that sometime soon winter is going to fall...i get that. nice imagery! (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2005 5:18:00 AM)

    Hear hear to that... (Report) Reply

  • Linda Hepner (11/3/2005 1:01:00 AM)

    This is delightful. There is a strange, enclosing pleasure in feeling Autumn and you have caught it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2005 7:16:00 PM)

    delicate bits of precision
    with a hint of despair
    which is actually victory
    a smooth poem not jagged
    comfotable when the blizzard storms
    into the heart
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  • (11/2/2005 1:59:00 PM)

    you have such a way with concise little photos of words... and you know I just love images of the seasons! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

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