Vera Sidhwa


Leaves Under The Trees - Poem by Vera Sidhwa

Those leaves

Those leaves laughed at me
When I sauntered and swirled around thm
Only to walk in circles
Remember, to go nowhere.

But that is exactly where I wanted to be.
It was a great feeling and place you see.
When you are nowhere, thoughts stop
And draw a blank.

It no where I wanted to be.
But out of that vacuum came the trouble.
I stopped sauntering and wandering
And the leaves started laughing again.

They did so because they knew my state.
My fragile state of mind was also my pleasure.
These leaves understood everything about me.
They took pleasure in mine.

Topic(s) of this poem: for children, understanding, walking


Comments about Leaves Under The Trees by Vera Sidhwa

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/30/2016 12:55:00 AM)


    Fallen leaves always attract me. I have a natural urge to befriend them, to be with them, to declare my solidarity with them. Your poem, therefore, attracted me. I was much pleased to read this wonderful poem on fallen leaves and the poet's feelings of 'going nowhere':
    'Only to walk in circles
    Remember, to go nowhere' - a nice depiction of inner thoughts.
    'They did so because they knew my state.
    My fragile state of mind was also my pleasure.
    These leaves understood everything about me.
    They took pleasure in mine.' - I understand this friendship between the poet and the fallen leaves.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016



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