Arsiema Berhane

Rookie - 0 Points (March 10,1920 / Asmara, Eritrea)

Leaves In The Wind - Poem by Arsiema Berhane

I'm living
Forgetful of the world
By which I'm forgotten.
I'm living in my world
Which is full of tall grass
And not so wide
For it's my back yard.

Sitting here listening
To the whistling wind
And seeing the leaves
Being carried away
I realise
That one day
Death will come
And carry me away….
Just like that
Like the leaves in the wind.

Comments about Leaves In The Wind by Arsiema Berhane

  • (7/5/2007 6:25:00 AM)

    This is a fascinating piece, Arsiema, reminiscent of the Romantics - a real piece of art. Susie xx. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/17/2007 11:20:00 AM)

    Your elegy to the wind, to the leaves, and to the fragillity of human life is very touching.
    Lovely work, Arsiema.

    Kind wishes,


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  • (7/5/2005 9:33:00 PM)

    Arsiema...this is supurb...a beautiful poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/22/2005 2:39:00 AM)

    This is a good image of the brevity of human life. Well done! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 22, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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