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Poem: The Season of Descent - CaffieneKittySpace
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Poem: The Season of Descent
This is an original poem about autumn that's rather depressing, even though I like autumn and don't find it depressing at all.


The Season of Descent

Each leaf falls just once.

Leaves rust and grow jaundiced.
Breezes agitate them;
rain beats down, down,
pulling on their bond
to the tree.
Their hold weakens, until
it's overcome.

They break away to fly
free
and fall.

Each leaf falls just once,
but just once,
it also flies.

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tigriswolf From: tigriswolf Date: October 18th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, my. That last stanza is a punch in the gut.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 18th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's been a long while since I did poetry.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nicely angsty and possibly not really about leaves at all.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 18th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
The themes do have broad applications. ;-)
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: October 18th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really like this! it starts out kind of melancholy but ends uplifting....what a great start to a fall day :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 18th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm glad uplifting came through with this.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: October 19th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
It def makes me want to sit outside and appreciate the autumn splendor. And not in a depressing way. My fav time of year! To bad it's been freaking freezing! Oooo! I hear it's going to be warmer so I think I'll force myself to walk on the rail trail near here and take it all in. Thanks inspirator!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 19th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy you liked it! I need to get out for my autumn walk too; it's been bucketting rain the past few days.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: October 19th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Dances* you did a poem! Sorry, but I think it is wonderful, and about leaves. Going to tell J--who misses the leaves in Ont. horribly.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 19th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I don't know why, I just felt like doing a poem.
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