Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Autumn Leaf

the maiden
flight of the autumn leaf
evening chill

the shadowy world
of silence in the making…
slippery slope

yet, I find solace
in the narrow road of desire
fragrant flowers

the African violet opens the
graceful bud I love
sweet rivers of hope

i stand lonely
like the dreamtime thinker
raking the fallen leaves

now, the delicate autumn
dances to the rhythm of the earth
gentle eyes of beauty

the heart sings…
how wonderful is the taste of
the forbidden fruit

in bloom
who says autumn is dead!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo