The first falling leaf ….

I caught the first of the falling leaves

buffeted like a butterfly in the wind

fluttering weak-winged to earth ..

I held in my hand that messenger of time;

Autumn is calling; summer is slipping away.

Winter was written in its veins ..

the dewy morning promised no more gilded days.

A swallow yearning to fly south rested under the eaves ..

I longed to see it return,


to the welcoming Spring …

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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4 Responses to The first falling leaf ….

  1. planaquarium says:

    “fluttering weak-winged” – what an elegant line! Thank you for this.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Hello planaquarium …

    Welcome to my website 🙂 Thank you very much . I’m delighted to know that you thought that the phrase had an elegant air 🙂

    Thank you for calling by to read and to comment kindly on my efforts …

  3. Good evening, well-timed, empathic, poetess! We felicitate you on catching ‘the first of falling leaves’ and on how marvellously you sing Autumn…Thank you very much.

  4. atomsofstars says:

    Good evening, Didacus …. It’s nice to see you 🙂

    Thank you for such kind compliments … I’m pleased to know that you liked this poem so much .. many more leaves have fallen today, swirling and whirling in the wind …

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