Maple and Gravel

witness the fallen.
      their season 
now has passed.

      disorder has
descended now,
   made a mess.

cold on wet earth,
   feeling nothing,
      gone forever...

gone and not gone
      colour lingers.
(like recent fame)

   we came and saw
shattered remnants 
      (just memories

   now and broken 
ones at that) they
      sleep forever.

   beauty remains
   somehow, such
faded memories!

   felled by failing
light, wild winds
      and icy rain,

we saw their bright
   colours, they'll
      return again.

19 thoughts on “Maple and Gravel

  1. October is a favourite colour undoubtedly for many.. Two feelings of Copper. Crunching leaves, necking a few guineas (lol)… beverages coming to their own.

    Can such intense sadness be written in such beauty, it stirs the soul.
    Crushed, gone but never forgotten.

    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday on your Autumn morning Murray.


      1. You welcome Murray.
        Sorry about that, I thought you would be familiar with the term. To neck (with someone) – to kiss and caress amorously. So to put it into context, that is what some folk do with guineas on crisp October days. I hope this clears the matter up.

        Good night Murray.


      2. Hi!

        I know the necking part. OK.
        “Guineas?” I know about Guiness (Ale). I know that “Guineas” could be a racist insult. The phrase is still not obvious to me…


      3. “Necking”, I get. “Guineas on Crisps”? I’m not easy to offend.

        A direct attack might upset me a little. That happened once when I was a teenager. (I had to beat up on 2 kids at once.)


      4. I have too investigate this, like I said I wasn’t aware at all. Thbank you for bringing it to my attention.
        Oh Murray, that stung a bit. Childhood experiences were tough at times


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