Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Falling Leaves

I.

The falling leaves
Tell no tales
Silence is golden.

II.

The autumn foliage
The green leaves that never die
Why are we so blessed?

III.

A once proud man
Rattling the tin for a living
How things have changed?

IV.

Love in antipodean garden
I saw the bees kissing the rose
Before the fall.

V.

Autumn has arrived
Witness the flight of the kingfishers,
And the flowering of the daisies!

VI.

Autumn leaves
Red, orange, yellow, and brown
A coat of many colours.

VII.

The magpie sings
And the garden blooms Down Under
Brilliant colours of the rainbow!

VIII.

The falling leaves
Lie motionless in the field of dreams
Feeding the microbes.

IX.

The flaming colours
And the subtle beauty of autumn
Touch my soul.


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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