Monday, October 13, 2014

Riddle Me This...

So first came the thought of fall and autumn colors dancing to the ground...this lead to another thought within which was hidden a poem.  I kept this poem tucked away, almost forgotten, until I came across a piece by another poet...a lovely haiku entitled Fall by Jeff (of My Tiny Throes).  After reading this, the poetic thoughts resurfaced forming the following:
Crying Trees

blush pink tears fall
scatter to the wind
celebrating new life
drops of joy

hushed amber tears fall
cascade to the ground
embracing life's end
drops of grief


In conjunction was birthed a riddle:

They cry twice a year, joyously at first with a spring in their limbs and then grievously with fallen hearts.  What are they?


And alas, came the melding of the two...

What Are They?

They cry twice a year
joyously at first with a spring in their limbs
blush pink tears fall
scatter to the wind
celebrating new life
drops of joy
and then grievously with fall hearts
hushed amber tears fall 
cascade to the ground
embracing life's end
drops of grief.
What are they?

Why the need to meld them?  No idea....  I guess I just thought it would be interesting....

7 comments:

Mary said...

This is really wonderfully creative. I really had never thought about trees crying in both spring and fall, but it makes a lot of sense to me. I do especially like the 'hushed amber tears' and the idea of 'drops of grief.' If I had to choose which version I liked best - first or second - I would say I like "Crying Trees" better because of its clarity and to-the-point style.

Poet Laundry said...

Autumn colors are so evocative and beautiful as are your poems here.

Brian Miller said...

its cool to see the melding of the two...even the death is part of life in the end...preparing the way for the next years growth....

Vandana Sharma said...

beautifully projected the autumn and spring. Changes are inevitable and we have to just flow along.

Vandana Sharma said...

beautifully projected the autumn and spring. Changes are inevitable and we have to just flow along.

Björn Rudberg said...

Those tears of spring and those of autumn has such connection to life and aging.. to use the leafs and the petals as these images works very well and means so much more than the image of the trees themselves.

Jeff said...

You wrote it! This turned out great, rmp, and I knew it would as soon as I heard of your idea. Beautiful.