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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dampened by Autumn Tears

The following poem was written for my first attempt at One Shot Wednesday Week 18.

Dampened by Autumn Tears

The season before us, its aquiescence to decree,
Colorful explosion of burning leaves,
Only to fall laden upon the earth.
Time a labyrinth of days dampened by autumn tears,
Eyes eager to fall upon the Hinterland trails.

The tides faintly disturbing the still silence of the night,
Like falling ashes does the darkness come,
Seeking the saltry dance upon the shore.
Riverbeds pulsing like veins within the arid land,
Ears struggling to find solace in your rhythmic heart.

Yet can a soul to hibernation flee away from pain,
Before ones losses of these days dost count,
Upon life's journey, this soul could be lost.
Stillness encumbers the time and space of my being,
To my heart my friends did come, within me lies hope.

25 comments:

Sumit Sarkar said...

what a fantastic poem...
Love your writing...
nice title too.. :)

anthony desmond said...

amazing poem!

marousia said...

This is a beautiful poem. I especially enjoyed the second stanza.

Gabriela Abalo said...

"Stillness encumbers the time and space of my being,
To my heart my friends did come, within me lies hope"

love it!!!

great one shot :)

Brian Miller said...

thanks for joining up with one shot...you did wonderful for your first time...i love autumn...it does lead to tears aften...lots of reflevting done as we come to the holidays...

Dulce said...

WOW
What a pleasure to read such sad and yet beautiful poem... Love the simile

Myrna R. said...

Lovely poem. It evokes many feelings familiar. I loved that it was sad, yet promised hope.

Good one shot!

cianphelan said...

Lovely poem, right from the title that introduces us to it. Beautiful, a lot of feeling in it, hopeful but sad--this is the time of reflection, of thought. Great One Shot.

Glynn said...

A beautiful poem -- beautiful words -- and beautiful use of autumn and hibernation to suggest the stages of life.

Melissa Campbell said...

I love Autumn and its "colorful explosion of burning leaves." How beautifully put. Your reflection on the brevity of life touches me. The older we get, the more we see beauty in the simple, everyday, even painful things of life. Nice first-shot! Blessings.

Carrie Burtt said...

A breathtaking poem Reflections...love the line "time a labyrinth of days"...this is an amazing one shot! :-)

Claudia said...

so glad you linked up with one shot for the first time...a warm welcome!
i loved the Riverbeds pulsing like veins...this paints a vivid picture...well done

brownsweaters said...

I am new to the concept of "One Shot."
Eyes, ears, heart... I saw, heard and felt your vision.

Eric Alder said...

A wonderful first One Shot - right on target!

Shashi said...

Nice work... I enjoyed reading it.. thanks for sharing...

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PattiKen said...

Beautiful. The last line is so uplifting. Nice One Shot.

Short Poems said...

Lovely poem, beautiful words, love it :)

Southwest Arkie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tuti said...

"Yet can a soul to hibernation flee away from pain" LOVE IT!!!!!!!more more more!!!

June_Butterfly said...

So glad you decided to join one shot!Your work is just fabulous!

*Upon life's journey ,this soul could be lost*Love this line!Indeed lots of souls get lost along their journey in life!!

Beautiful!!!

gautami tripathy said...

Great One Shot!

bits and pieces

Pete Marshall said...

what a wonderful autumn write...thanks for sharing with one shot...regards pete

Steve said...

Solid, nature-centric work.

Whitesnake said...

First attempt?

Put most of us to shame .........

Marja said...

"dampened by autumn tears" Just beautiful Glad that hope lies within you! Your writing is soul soothing I love it.