Woman and Leaf

Is it any wonder that the woman smiles

Deborah Barchi
Sep 3, 2020 · 1 min read

A scarlet leaf falls from the tree.
A woman smiles, adhering to tradition.

A common scene, devoid of all surprise?
Or a miracle, unmarred by repetition?

In fact, no falling leaf is ever trite
except to those whom beauty cannot stir.

nor is the reason for the woman’s smile
quite as simple as her lover might infer.

The pathos of an Autumn leaf
drifting to earth with a vegetative sigh

enters her soul with joy transforming grief
through the undimmed vision of an innocent child.

Once the soul is breached, however mild,
is it any wonder that the woman smiles?

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Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

Blue Insights

Sharing emotions — Spark plugs to ignite your virtual humanity. Be heard!

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