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“Enchanting Autumn”

Sharing Stories

Autumn leaf, a delicate thing.

“Enchanting Autumn”

In a melancholy mood,

I walk through a wood.

Amidst cold wind and frosty rain,

leaves seen forsaking their green,

to adorn yellow and red

and brown and orange serene.

It's enchanting autumn.

And it's time—

for leaves to leave…

to leave near and dear ones,

leaving aside agony and anguish...

to love while leaving,

to live while leaving,

under the leafy rainbow.

I start jumping and dancing.

Three cheers for the Autumn

and the autumnal leaves,

not the "fall"en leaves.

It's time for me to go home

to leave the lively leaves,

to leave the lovely leaves.

Thank Autumn, for the message:

"Love while leaving."

It’s time for me too

to go home—

and time to say,

"Good-Bye!"

not forgetting to add

"See you again and again!"

Professor Suhas Patwardhan (67), M.A. ( English literature, 1976 ), University of Bombay, Freelance Journalist who stays with family in Redmond whenever he is in the USA. His work has appeared before in Northwest Prime Time and in New Spirit Journal.

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