Fallen Leaves Poem by Cigeng Zhang

Fallen Leaves

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some pieces of fallen leaves of last year
turned very silky like cicada's wings
kept well in a book

some pieces of fallen leaves of this year
are picked up by someone again
put in the book

the one who loves to collect the fallen leaves
must have been caught in the nostalgic feeling
what she cherishes isn't only a fallen leaf in a book …

Fallen Leaves
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: autumn,nostalgia
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Zwelethu Siwaphiwe Shweni 15 October 2016

I see artwork here. Thanks for sharing, and I enjoyed it.

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Cigeng Zhang 16 October 2016

Thank you Zwelethu for your kind words.

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Sareena Asrar 18 October 2016

Really Unnie how do you write such poems? I love it. Just advise me how to write such poems. Cuz I'm new. :)

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Cigeng Zhang 18 October 2016

Lovely comment, Sareena.Thank you.Keep imagination.Keep on reading and writing!

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Daniel Brick 14 October 2016

I love that second line image of the book - pressed leaf becoming as delicate as a cicada's wing. Just the association of leaf and wing is richly poetic to me. When a poet discovers and shares such a complex and unexpected image, I am alert for more such poetic treasures from her! I like your concluding stanza in which you suggest emotional depths in the woman collecting the leaves. The deeper subject of nostalgia is only suggested because you don't know anymore about than we readers do. But just knowing there is this woman of such emotional range is satisfying. We won't intrude on her privacy, just admire it from a distance.

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Sreelakshmi Revikumar 21 February 2019

Leaves carry memories of their lifetime Waiting for another birth To be back on their mother tree.. Happy to know that you understood nature in the best way

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 April 2017

the association of leaf and wing, the fallen leaves, emotional depths, the scene of a woman collecting leaves they are all richly poetic. very nice poem dear poetess.

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Siddartha Montik 31 March 2017

the one who loves to collect the fallen leaves must have been caught in the nostalgic feeling Nice lines comparing the 'cicada's wings! ! Thank you Poet! !

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Terry Craddock 14 January 2017

Carpet The Ground With Rustle Whispering Warmth listen to the fallen leaves wind whisper rustle warm dry blankets of colour flame leaves rustle carpet the ground with rustle whispering warmth Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Fallen Leaves' by the poet Cigeng Zhang. Dedicated to the poet Cigeng Zhang.

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Terry Craddock 14 January 2017

listen to the fallen leaves rustle, warm dry blankets of leaves rustle, capet the ground with whispering warmth

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