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In this story the leaves are digressing,
In another, perhaps I shall too
With warm feelings and autumn shades tinting my view

We go along the path at a crisp clip
High heels and rubber soles
Trench coats and scarves fluttering
Scandalously in our rush to understand
The literature hidden between the flesh and the spirit 
Soul on soul, deciphering in motion
Picturesque and ugly 

Please Smile for me when the camera blinks
When that moment is gone and this photograph is all I have
Along with dangerous conversations of how we shall eventually Fall

Life Kafka, like Vonnegut, Marquez, 
Slaughtering ourselves 5 over 5 times, 
Armageddon in Retrospect
Metamorphosing within 
100 years of Solitude
Loving in times of Cholera,	

And we plummet beyond the help of our seasoned knowledge of devotion

Past the neurotic winters of Kerouac 
Beyond the springs of Plath
Over and gone the summers of Margaret Mitchell and ironclad romance

To Fall 

To the Inferno of the ground below
Through nine different hells
To end up where they started from
Dust begets dust 
Dante in Love 

All Muted in translation
In death, empty words shattering like
The Crimson leaf 
Silenced in the psyche of la fabrication d'amour

Skeletons of desire
Lynched in the closets 
The bedrooms, 
Dusty and leather-bound 
Black on ébène
Starved and lonely 

The sound of Autumn on Leaves

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  1. Date: 12/11/2009 12:29:00 PM
    Happy Holidays, Bella. Hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you and you bring lots more writing to the Soup!!

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 11:34:00 AM
    Trying to understand the logic of the paranormal, by the logic off the normal, will prove to be futile!Smile. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 8:23:00 AM
    Great poem, Bella. I can relate to these lines: "Metamorphosing within /100 years of Solitude/Loving in times of Cholera," Three of my favorite books. "The sound of Autumn on Leaves" ? It's just superb! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/16/2009 9:51:00 AM
    your good.... love this piece gotta get back to work, putting this one in the favs. enjoyed reading it and have a great day.

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 8:32:00 PM
    wow. this poem left me speechless. great write absolutly great

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 10:03:00 AM
    damn....Damn!! I love this have clever and cutting words. I find poetry that I really like and some very seldom that really moves me...this falls in the category of the latter. You are wildly talented!!

  1. Date: 12/31/2008 2:00:00 AM
    Thank you for your observations on my blog Bella.Rgds Brian and a creative 2009 to you.

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 12:55:00 PM
    A magnificent piece Bella! Wonderful literary references, ...vibrant imagery and language. BRAVO!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 4:58:00 PM
    This is a most incredible write here, Bella. Hope you are okay ... its been an autumn gone since you've been here!! I want to wish you a warm, wonderful holiday and hope that '09 is a good year for you!!

  1. Date: 9/2/2008 9:34:00 AM
    Impressive, Bella. What an awesome talent. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 11:42:00 PM
    Bella - Sometimes I read poems that just simply amaze me - So beautifully written that time seems to stop and I find myself lost to the rhythm of the words and nothing else matters for outside of this poem and I there is nothing - I have been captivated - Outstanding poetry - God Bless