A fallen leaf

I must have seen somewhere
Beauty
Like this
Before
I am trying to remember
As I pick up a fallen leaf
Was it burgundy, crimson or ruby
Or terracotta redness
That opens my heart
And fulfills it with gladness?

It’s October
It’s gold
It’s green
It’s brown
Reminds me
of rainbows and rivers
And kisses and clouds
And chestnuts and fire
And silent Sun

It’s a whole world
On my palm

And I am sure
It’s something more
Something from before
Before the creation
of the Ocean
Before the Big Explosion
Before we humans got so smart
There was a treasure full of beauty

Like this leaf
Fragile
Simple
Symmetrical silhouette
Impossible to forget

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Born in spring, my name means Spring. I love poetry in all its forms.

The word “poetry” derives from the Latin feminine noun poetria, meaning not “poetry” but “poetess”.

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Comments

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful imagery! Love “It’s a whole world on my palm.” xox

  • Thank you Jenifer, so glad you like it:)

    – Vesna *

  • zoequixote
    zoequixoteabout 3 years ago

    i love how you bring all the colors and the fragility…
    beautiful.. :)

  • one day I’ll write ode to zoe blue:) hvala lepotice moja

    – Vesna *

  • MatthewM
    MatthewMabout 3 years ago

  • :)) wonderful, Thank you Matt!

    – Vesna *

  • Eric Strijbos
    Eric Strijbosabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful thought, Vesna!

  • Hello Eric:)
    Thank you so much for reading and a comment, really kind of you
    xxx

    – Vesna *

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 3 years ago

    lovely, lovely piece vesna..really vivid and warm.

  • glad you liked this one ub:)

    – Vesna *

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 3 years ago

    beautiful write

  • Thank you kindly Simon:)

    – Vesna *

  • kenroome
    kenroomeabout 3 years ago

    Captured in the camera of the word – perfectly.

  • Thank you Ken for your beautiful metaphor:)

    – Vesna *

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago


    October 2011

  • thank you so much dear Lina
    xxx

    – Vesna *

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 3 years ago

    beautiful poetry…

  • Hi Rocky:)
    Thank you

    – Vesna *

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago

    interesting thoughts you have :) lovely feel this one has……

  • it is about a leaf…:) thanks Larry, you reminded me tonight of my own poems:) so kind of you to take the time to read and comment

    – Vesna *

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