[427] The Song of Falling Leaves

Standing under autumn⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
My mind feels like a⁣⁣⁣
silhouette of my spring ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
I look around to find rotten⁣ apples⁣⁣
that preceded the blooming ⁣⁣
ecstasy ⁣we call mankind ⁣⁣
Find me where you left me ⁣⁣⁣
I’m quiet, my thoughts don’t speak⁣⁣⁣
A nightingale keeps me company ⁣⁣⁣
in all my nightmares that I breathe ⁣⁣⁣
until they plunge me with memories⁣⁣
Of hurtful conversations of a ⁣⁣⁣
theist life that I have lived ⁣⁣
believing you
I realise the reality ⁣⁣⁣
in the duality of us ⁣⁣⁣
I realise the realisations ⁣⁣⁣
I keep away from my own⁣⁣⁣
Hidden truths that come⁣⁣⁣
as anxieties and panic⁣ or ⁣⁣
lapses of our memories of us⁣⁣
I’m quiet, I don’t speak⁣⁣
The skies seem unknown to me⁣⁣
The rustle of dead leaves, my home⁣⁣
The nightingale’s song, the only certainty⁣⁣
has become static to my panoramic hearing⁣⁣
I become the autumn I stood under⁣⁣
waiting for you⁣⁣
I wilt and I fall ⁣⁣
amongst the countless flowers ⁣⁣
you loved to trample on⁣⁣
But I still hope when you are born again ⁣⁣
𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮

NaPoWriMo Day 8 - Today, I’d like to challenge you to read a few of the poems from Spoon River Anthology, and then write your own poem in the form of a monologue delivered by someone who is dead. 

You can see this as a personification of a wilting leaf or a monologue by an unrequited lover. Hope you like it.

20 thoughts on “[427] The Song of Falling Leaves

  1. Wow is this your poem? I love it! It flowed like water, was full of sadness but also bittersweet. I have a couple critiques on the blog itself though:

    For some reason for me, the formatting crunches together the end and beginning of each line of poetry for me, making it a little difficult to read. Maybe some formatting in the post itself could change that?

    Also, since you have a lot of side pictures to load, when I load the comment page, it is a little bit slow.

    Anyway, loved the poem! Also the art – do you know who did it? I really love it and would love to find out.

    1. Hey, yes it is. Thank you for your kind words.

      Can you let me know from which device and where are you reading this from? Is it the wordpress reader or the website itself?
      As it’s reading perfectly well for me on the website and the reader.

      As for the side pictures, are you talking about my instagram? That I can definitely change.

      Thank you so much for the feedback. Really means a lot!

    2. cskinnaird when I load the page in my phone I also get squashed up words at the end of theh stanza, however it is OK on my Samsung Tablet so is the speed. I am in Australia and at the end of the internt trail for this part of the world so it might be the machine dealing with the WWW = anyway, isn’t the Poem wonderful!!!

    1. I understand your concern but it’s been the same title since 4 years. As it’s a writing blog the word ‘smoking’ is a metaphor and shouldn’t be taken literally. It’s completely fine if you don’t read the blog from now on since I understand where you’re coming from.

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