It is August. Soon we will be in Autumn – Fall. I like the manner in which fall as a word rolls inside the mouth, in the end making the tongue meet the roof of your mouth.
For that reason and a few other.
Leaves – A Ghazal
What eats you from inside gradually leaves
They place your body covered lovingly with leaves
In winter they told me that these trees have color
That nature undresses seductively dropping leaves
I waited and watched nothing ever came of it
You closed the door quietly when you leave
My shirt, my trousers, bits and pieces of me
Gathered now in a dust pan, your gaze sweepingly leaves
Change happens when you aren’t watching
From the door the old lazy wretch of a dog reluctantly leaves
I painted the chairs yellow to match your mind
A sleepy head watches the sun finally leave
Meditation has made Das still
When someone says go away, she happily leaves
Read “The Last Leaf” a short story by O Henry: click here
Apoorva’s ghazal “Never Again”: click here
6 responses to “Leaves – A Ghazal”
Nicely! Made me smile – we still have people around who observe and capture the essence so beautifully!
thank you Da
This is beautiful. Like you.
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You write so beautifully! I love your Ghazals.