Untitled (moods and shades of autumn)

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I felt, the tender stroke of autumn in the
palm of my hand, its colors both vibrant
cherry red and magnanimous brown.

Then moment I laid eyes upon its beauty,
wind ruffled and drew backward my hair,
as though time offering a second chance.

Now, I gaze upon the leaves, different this
time around, observe its underlying depth
and most cherished wisdom.

I realize autumn with its moods and shades
is similar to the time of spring, it offers us a
second re-awakening, perhaps a renewal of
hope and feeling.

I, observed as wind changed its course, this
time gentler, more serene, as it touched me
lovingly on my cheek.

It felt strange, as though nature wanted me
to understand everything better, to wander
deeper into roots and breathe in tranquility
and calm.

‘You have given me something to chew on.’

 

Photo credits: M. Bednar

I chose to write on Artistic interpretations – Simply Beautiful, December 2014

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

also posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Maybe the autumn and spring are much the same…. they offer change and those bright colors.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn 🙂

  2. gillena says:

    I’m reading you Spring as hello again, and Autumn as a last hurrah. Each with the mood of festivity.
    A beautiful write Sanaa. And as always there the hope trending your poem

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      much love…

  3. I love the idea of autumn being something like a second spring, only different. It makes me think of our one life cycles, and promises of new beginnings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. I agree with Bjorn, although I personally prefer autumn colours. I enjoyed these lines:
    ‘…as though nature wanted me
    to understand everything better, to wander
    deeper into roots and breathe in tranquility
    and calm.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  5. I think you chewed on these leaves and came up with poetry – two sides of one coin are the oppsoing seasons of time

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Laura 🙂

  6. Thotpurge says:

    like the likening of autumn to spring.. the second awakening… nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  7. Lovely thoughts about Autumn and the cycle of life … beautiful imagery. ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Marian says:

    This is so lush and gorgeous, Sanaa! I wrote about a spring scene which has the feel of fall. We are on the same wavelength 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Marian 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

      (We definitely are 🙂 )

  9. Rommy says:

    I like the thoughtful tone here. Maybe autumn can be said to be a less boisterous version of spring (spring here likes to keep you guessing, while autumn seems to like to ease its way in) and both times are wonderful for assessing new beginnings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rommy 😀

  10. I love “as if nature wanted me to understand everything better.” I think she Does!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Truedessa says:

    I think Autumn and Spring both bring lessons to learn. I think with each new season we have the opportunity to view our life and see the beauty in nature. I can feel the winds of change in your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  12. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I like the image of wandering deeper into roots. I think I might find something fascinating—and life-giving—there.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. ZQ says:

    Wow that was quite a good trail of the senses until I had to “Chew”. Then again I may be missing the metaphor 🙂 A wonderful reading for me.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  14. Bev says:

    Autumn brings a time to review and rest; spring bring a time to be rejuvenated and spring to life … and isn’t it a wonderful plan?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (It certainly is 🙂 )

  15. ayala says:

    I love this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  16. Rall says:

    Autumn for me is always tinged with sadness even in its bright blue and sunshine. Spring is rejuvenation and joy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rall 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Myrna says:

    I like your musings here. I do think nature wants us to understand – as much as we can understand a mystery.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Myrna 🙂

  18. The beauty bookends giving up opportunities to see anew.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Colleen 🙂

  19. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is beautifully written. I thought that the form that you used here, is perfect. It reads from the perspective of a woman trying to find words to capture a transformative experience she has had with nature. Wonderful writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. totomai says:

    I love both seasons, Sanaa and I always feel that autumn and springs are twins

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Totomai 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. The lessons in leaves are there if we only listen. Love your expression of nature’s wisdom.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Jim says:

    This was a fun little read, Sanaa (but not really little, just a little bit little), encouraging Autumn appreciation. I like that aspect.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  23. Elizabeth says:

    I think both spring and autumn call us to awaken to the swift passing of time and how brief is our time here. Very nicely done,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth 🙂

  24. How truly gorgeous. Your poetry just gets more and more so. And I too love the thoughtful tone of this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  25. Old Egg says:

    In reality we should love all seasons as they make their rounds but do tend to have our favorites not fully accepting that as we breathe we change too being born anew each morning with another journey to undertake and hiberate later on for few hours.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Robin 🙂

  26. grapeling says:

    I like how you characterize the color brown ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michael 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. kaykuala h says:

    as wind changed its course, this
    time gentler, more serene, as it touched me

    One will sometimes be made more aware of changes by external factors that touch our hearts!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 🙂

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