10/07/2010

Poem22. Wisdom of Fallen Dears

Wisdom of Fallen Dears

 


"Look, how they laugh on us,"
sadly said the falling yellow leaves.
'' The green leaves think they wont fall,
so they laugh on us old ones ."
The fallen old black
ones smiled,
consoled
the yellows gently ,
lovingly and wisely.

"Oh! when we were green
even we laughed.
Now we know
how foolish we were.
Then ,our ancestors
fallen dears,
had smiled and said,
"Children, don't laugh ,
this is the cycle of life ,
today we but tomorrow you''.
At that time we didn't understand
what they told would be true one day.
A soft breeze were making us dance.
Thought we would always be  green young.
Never in our dreams did we think,
one day we would be fallen dears."


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This is the photo for this week  Magpie Tales # 35.

17 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh this is just beautiful Rashmi.

willow said...

I adore the notion of our ancestors laughing on us with autumn leaves. Beautiful imagery.

Book Bird Dog said...

I like the tale autumn has to teach us. Lovely Magpie. A Paradise of Spring

Gabriela Abalo said...

great metaphor.

Beautiful poem :)

Jingle said...

smart metaphor.

Kristen Haskell said...

Fantastic metaphor and so very true.

woih said...

wow! A great teaching of the cycles.

Amazing writing.

Reflections said...

Oh I like this... expressions of the leaves and their take on the life cycle down through the centuries.

Wonderfully done!

signed...bkm said...

How true...fallen dears...let us be joyful while still green...blessings..bkm

kathi harris said...

This is soooooo true... just keep living & u will c.

Kavitha said...

Really a touching one..... Universal truth...
Beautifully narrated.

Carrie Burtt said...

Such wisdom,such truth...truly lovely! :-)

Terresa said...

Original, this Magpie, never thought of leaves as ancestors, but I can picture it quite well. Wisdom learned from our elders, the fallen...thanks for sharing your words in this poem, so well.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Rashmi, this is wonderful.
The wisdom of leaves :)

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely metaphor for life. Well crafted!

Brian Miller said...

oh there is deep wisdom about life in this one...nice magpie!

writersisland said...

Invite you to try the prompts at Writer's Island...