Autumn Trees

January 19, 2009

Fabricated tick tocks
beat against each fallen leaf
fading with forgotten hues.

Stellar dreams no longer effortless
thrash in vindictive tears tearing
at the knot preventing sudden death,

but where have the trusted hopes gone:
sunken into grey along with the sparks
blackening skin to keep warm.

All that’s left are the entwining
broken branches of forfeited dreams
waiting to be rooted once more.

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12 Responses to “Autumn Trees”

  1. leafless Says:

    A nice poem. Well-crafted!

  2. Sandy Says:

    The image in the last three lines-I love that, it turns the whole poem around. Very nice.

  3. Amias Says:

    fading memories …

    “waiting to be rooted once more.”

    Now that’s unique!

  4. floreta Says:

    is this also for 3 word wednesday? i seem to remember forfeit and entwine being 2 of the 3 words.. great job! i especially like the last stanza.


  5. An interesting connection, memories and trees – and yet, trees can live a very long time!

  6. ThomG Says:

    Very nicely done.

  7. SandyCarlson Says:

    Where indeed do the dreams and the colors go? So hard… Thanks for this.


  8. This is a beautiful poem and your words transition us from a tree’s fall season into winter very nicely. I can only wish for those beautiful colors to return again in the spring. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

  9. gmarie Says:

    You’ve written an intriguing piece here-


  10. nice- (here from OSI)
    catchy alliteration in first stanza
    beautiful thoughts I also ponder

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  12. Shouldn’t call your blog “rambling” when every word has an amazing place and meaning!


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