Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Autumn

Shapeless blisters on textured lawns,
Those bright colored leaves.
Scatterings of rainbow on the ground,
Those bright colored leaves.
Abandoned children of barren trees,
Those bright colored leaves.
Infrequent whispers of a moody sky,
Those bright colored leaves.

20 comments:

Vi said...

Well inspired poetry. One more reason why it's my favorite season. :)

Hope all is well with you, Parth.

Parth said...

@Vi: Thanks Vi. Things are great at my end. Been lazy about posting. Working on it.

Nocturne said...

it's been warm and great for november, here, so far.
cheers.

Parth said...

@Nocturne: Good for you. The rains have started and the sun goes down by 4.30. I wake up each Sunday morning it hasn't rained the night before so I can catch my weekly round of tennis, but the past weeks haven't gone that way. Its alright though. I like the way fall eases us into winter. I have never received a cold shock.

Sneha said...

Beautiful words :-)
How cold does it get in Seattle?

sd said...

Right now all that seems to be imporatnt for a 'real' cricket crazy person like me is the autumn of the careers of our gods!

I just read this post on cricinfo.com: http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/current/story/376791.html

I have to say I feel exactly the same.

Parth said...

@Sneha: Thanks. Seattle is fairly warm (in the late 40s and early 50s right now) temperature wise, but it will soon get colder. Where are you based?

@SD: I hear you. I suddenly feel old in a way I can't explain. We ought to have been prepared for this, but somehow we thought this might be averted, like a follow-on. I can't even imagine how significantly my life will be impacted when God decides to retire. I really think I'll find it difficult to follow cricket after that.

RS said...

Nice!

Fall is THE season to inspire poetry! I keep looking at the red maple in my backyard hoping it will inspire great writing but that's not really working :p

Sneha said...

Hey Parth - I'm based near New York City :-)

We already got our first snow of the season!

Parth said...

@RS: Actually, monsoon is THE season that inspires me the most. Unfortunately, I am several thousand miles away from it, and hence the substitute inspiration. Plus, I am assuming you aren't doing the raking :-) That could lead to some dulling of senses.

@Sneha: Cool. Snow is a scary though around here, since it happens only 2-3 times in the entire season, and when it happens people get stuck at work etc. Seattle practically shuts down with three inches of snow.

Sneha said...

Hey Parth,

Yes, I've heard the same about Seattle! It was the same when I lived in Boise, ID for some time. It snowed practically 3-4 times a year, but when it did - they put a curfew if it was 3+ inches :-P

Radha said...

love it!
happy autumn!!

mystic rose said...

"Infrequent whispers of a moody sky"

Just this one line is exquisite.

Lovely poem.

Parth said...

@Radha, Mystic Rose: Thanks!

Ankit said...

damn the west coast :). visually stimulating poem!

Parth said...

@Ankit: Thanks! Maybe you should move to the west coast too :-)

San said...

love autumn. love spring - actually love all seasons.

beautifully put

Parth said...

@San: Thanks for the comment and thanks for stopping by as well.

Kau said...

wonderful
Kau

Parth said...

@Kau: Thanks.