Of Golden Leaves Poem by David Wood

Of Golden Leaves

Rating: 4.9


‘Tis time to mend this wounded heart
Since it slowed to a miniscule beat
To see with my eyes the face of the world
And say ‘hello’ to all I greet.

My days are now of golden leaf
The fruit has passed its sell-by date
And the best of love has now gone,
The distance travelled has been great
And I have sung loves only song.

New hopes and fears now line my path
As I travel down this road alone
And running nature’s ultimate course,
Past mistakes my soul does now atone.

We make a grave in our heart for our sorrow
And wait for a greater peace than we have known
When fear and worry no longer matter
After we have reaped what we have sown.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Life has a habit of coming full circle.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sally Plumb Plumb 22 September 2013

The feeling in this poem expressed well. Sally

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Yasmin Khan 22 September 2013

A beautiful and thoughtful mellow write as autumn that knocks at the door now..... It remembers me some lines: 'Leaves believe such letting go is Faith and Faith is Grace and Grace is God and God is Love I agree with the leaves.(African-American poet Lucille Clifton)

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Lyn Paul 22 September 2013

Truly beautiful words, particularly the last verse. Great poet notes too. Thank You

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Sallam Yassin 01 October 2013

Golden piece of gold and in old ways what gone has gone but made you brave with brain and heart / well done wish you the best

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Om Chawla 22 October 2013

A very thoughtful treatment of the theme, and so very true. We are all on the same road and yet no one knows at what stage he or she is. Nice poem.

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soren Barrett 17 April 2022

A beautiful write of life's course and the reassurance of it's resolution in peace. A wonderful ending with the last tow lines being my favorite.

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C N Premkumar 26 January 2022

A poem full of heartfelt feelings. A poem written with life blood. A masterpiece is the true lifeblood of a master spirit.

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C N Premkumar 26 January 2022

We make a grave in our heart for our sorrow And wait for a greater peace than we have known When fear and worry no longer matter After we have reaped what we have sown. Brilliant and profound wordings.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 November 2021

I couldn't complete. I will visit this insightful piece of work some other day!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 November 2021

We make a grave in our heart for sorrow to dwell forever.

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