Leaves of Autumn

Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves


As if they are the dispersed specks of a laughter

when the tree branches get tickled by a breeze,

a flurry of autumn leaves fall softly to the ground

where their shadows had once proudly reigned,

their edges so ragged attesting the woes of worldly life,

but now enamored to wander bereft of ties.


Those leaves draped in yellow, orange and red

lie as forlorn dreams scattered on earth’s grassy bed,

and continue to devour the intoxicating elixir of freedom

as they begin to seek their newfound destinies,

while fluttering about without any gossamer wings,

as if they are blindly trusting the wind.


They course through the sides of rolling hills and meadows

while adding to the rustic charm of  country roads,

and get drenched in the rain and in the shallow waters of creeks

before they are lovingly sun kissed and dried,

crackling loudly as if conveying words of wisdom

when they get unconcernedly trampled underfoot.


Evanescent, the tale of these colorful leaves

as the minuscule bearers of a season’s transition,

surveyors fated to exist till they watch nature’s surrender

to the icy clutches of a wistful winter,

and then they recede from view leaving one more autumn

to gather dust among the cobwebs of memories.

©2016 Anjana Vipin E



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I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

8 thoughts on “Leaves of Autumn

  • November 14, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Anjana, this is a beautiful poem. I love the phrasing you use and the descriptive images. And look at the green dot you achieved. I so enjoyed reading this. Great work.

  • November 14, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Thank you so much Phyllis. I was very happy when i got the green dot..though i am not entirely sure as to how i succeeded in getting one..thank you for always being there with your kind and encouraging words..I am very grateful..

  • November 14, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Lovely work Anjana, with eloquent phrasing and some really unique and beautiful use of language. Each stanza is filled with natural beauty and warm thoughts of Autumn. Excellent work my friend.

  • November 14, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Thank you so much Tony..delighted to know that you liked this..your kind words of encouragement are most gratefully appreciated..have a wonderful day!

  • November 16, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Thank you so much Lori for reading and leaving behind your kind words. I am very grateful..

  • December 8, 2016 at 4:37 AM

    I keep seeking magnificent writing, and my mind is continually led back to your words. You are the best writer this brain has had the fortune to find in a long time. Your thoughts are spectacularly set in a lovely esplanade of texture and melodious form, bringing your words magnificently to life. I loved this piece of your heart so much. Donald!

  • December 8, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    Too kind of you my dear friend to give such a compliment..I am humbled by your words and the fortune is all mine to have such an amazing writer as my friend..always delighted to have your words on my page Donald..

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