Autumn: A Time for Letting Go – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Carpet of Fallen Autumn Leaves


Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Deciduous trees transform from hues of green leaves to blazes of yellow, orange, red, and brown. Fallen leaves carpet the earth with gold.

While the vibrant colors brighten my day, the shorter daylight hours and longer nights dampen my spirits. The fallen leaves remind me of all that I have had to let go of along my journey through life. Each leaf: a person who, for good or for bad, has touched my life. Very few friendships have survived the distance and time.

I have learned to let go of the pain of losing the people I love. I have learned to let go of places that held special memories and happy moments spent with family and friends. But I am a long way from shedding the dead leaves that drain my energies and rob me…

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  • Dmitri allicock  On October 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    The tree blushed – a rude blast of air
    betrayed a shapely bough.
    My saddened heart aware
    That Nature’s clock was chiming,
    I froze upon the twelfth
    Clanging tone, caught alone,
    Staring at a creaking door –
    Left ajar for dancing, colored Autumn,
    Pirouetting in her leaves,
    While agitated summer creatures
    Backed away resignedly,
    Sighing in protracted breves.
    I turned; gave company;
    We stood together, watching
    Summer slowly blow away.

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On October 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Beautiful, Dmitri! I love the imagery of the tree blushing and pirouetting in her leaves.

      Thanks for lifting my spirits.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On October 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Cyril, thanks for sharing my blog post. Much appreciated.

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