Saturday, February 09, 2013

Desperate leaf

Image courtesy: flickr
Strong wind fishes a leaf 
that floats in the air
taking up the chance vividly
deciding its destiny.

Birds to their part, helps
departing the desperate leaf
as a freebie ransom, troubleshoot
its relationship with shrub.

Folded to ground, the leaf
bear by the motion wind grid
dragged along to fragile
expose its veins and wrinkles.

Roll over the concrete floor
soak in rain and dry sunshine
lifted its status at each landing
before turn manure or lose to fire. 


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this Jeevan!! your poems are always great. This leaf seems so lonely.

TexWisGirl said...

rather like life, sometimes. we feel dragged along, roughed up, helpless in the tides and winds.

George said...

Thank you for this wonderful poem. All of your poetry is beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Poem with lot of sense.

Elsie The Writer said...

It never knows where it will land or when it's journey will end. Well done!

ladyfi said...

A lovely poem!

Kalyan said...

lovely poignant words...touching lines!

Destination Infinity said...

Leaves look beautiful when they are on tree or when they are on the ground. Unlike flowers, they look beautiful even after they become dry.

Destination Infinity

eden said...

Nice poem!

Have a great week ahead!

sm said...

nice poem

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Srinivas said...

Was driven to the post by the title. The poem was beautiful and clear, as always :). I particularly liked the first stanza. Keep up the good work Jeevan!

PS: Incidentally, the general tone of the poem reminded me of my own Flying Leaves. I am glad that there are others who imagine similarly :)

Indrani Ghose said...

Very well written.