Life’s Leaf

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The wind plays with the dry leaf
Romping around, boisterous play.
Seeking escape, the leaf rustles,
Only to dance to the wind’s tune.
And, lo! It squashes and blows it away
In a whirlpool of dust…..

An analogy to life.Β 


69 responses to “Life’s Leaf

  1. Aww..well..yes, sometimes life does do that to us but I always try my best to look for the sliver lining even though at times it gives me a neck And yes, I am back..settling into a new chapter of my life πŸ™‚


  2. Mani, this poem mirrors resembles so much of the life we live, we are at the mercy of time and we watch how time comes and goes, we are mute witness to the things changing with time and ultimately we are so insignificant in front of time,so is the leaf in front of wind.
    We are can go here and we can go there, and that is fleeting in nature but finally we have to go merge with nature is the nature of the way the world operates…
    As Balroop mentioned it reminds of the “Last Leaf” by O Henry, and so nicely put by Rajagopal who has seen the wind by Christina Rossetti sums it up so well.
    Always that element of profound thought that makes every poem of yours so special.

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  3. Maniparna, it reminds me of Lao Tzu, who said: “Be like the winds; move with the winds; go wherever they take you. And don’t choose.” In fact, he got enlightened by watching a falling leaf.

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    • What a wonderful quote. I really am loving how my blogger friends are interpreting these lines differently. That’s the most valuable gift we receive from blogging…. πŸ™‚

      By the way, I find falling, dry leaves a great source of inspiration πŸ˜€ ( hope you didn’t just utter ‘lunatic’)

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      • Not at all. Seneca said that there’s no genius without the tincture of madness. Well, I’ve something for you on Insta πŸ™‚


  4. Wonderfully written as always,you always make nature seem more connected to life than we may think but then there on the screen it becomes obvious. Lovely writing as ever, my friend.


  5. Wonderful… Beautiful poem … love its rhythm, which reminds us of Nature and its cycles … the end is brilliant: excellent.
    Love & best wishes, dear Mani! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  6. Deft portrayal of a browning leaf pitiably squashed and blown away in a whirlpool of dust. Leaf’s inability to see the wind is akin to life’s uncertainties, occasionally blessing and mostly blighting. Christina Rossetti draws a picture of the invisible visitor in “Who has seen the wind / Neither I nor you: / But when the leaves hang trembling, / The wind is passing through. / Who has seen the wind? / Neither you nor I: / But when the trees bow down their heads, / The wind is passing by”.

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  7. Wow thank you Maniparna. Very powerful poem. It made me laugh/smile and think, all at the same time. 😊😊😊,I hope you are doing great. Blessings, Debbie

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