Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 37,341 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

To A Leaf Of The Acer Palmatum - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Your journey will be from green to yellow,
Or if not yellow, to red;
From yellow you'll go to much more yellow,
From red to much more red.

Red or yellow,
You'll end up brown and broken down,
Part of the never-changing scene:
Brown to green to red or yellow,
Red or yellow to brown to green.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedication on the planting of a maple after seeing the colours of autumn leaves in photographs from Japan

Comments about To A Leaf Of The Acer Palmatum by Douglas Scotney

  • Kelly Kurt (7/2/2015 12:46:00 AM)

    The red and yellow are always there, just overpowered by the green until the sun doesn't supply enough energy for chlorophyll production.: -)
    I enjoyed this poem and its cyclical connotation
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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