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In The Autumn of My Years

Memories linger melancholy as I approach the bridge to the Gardens de Sol. A picture forms in my weary mind; Just a mere shadowed mirage, like an old faded photograph in a heart shaped locket kept near my soul centre for days, weeks and decades…. while fall winds crooning blue zephyrs frigid, incantations upon the once verdant meadows where the fawns grazed and wild horses pranced so breezy carefree on fine spring days.... I whirled and twirled , a carefree dance on patches of clover and dandelions in the spring of my youth Reveling joie de vivre of sun Sol warming skin and soul pink I remember our long, meandering walks in a picture perfect rose garden scented with redolent pines and aromatic wild flowers we conversed for hours, my hand in yours thrilling at your every word infatuated by a fervent touch You, idly picking petals off a rose; the deep timbre of your delicious laugh resounding joy to my acquiescent ears as I cavorted playfully in the garden’s fountain until lengthening shadows quilted the path with reluctant to leave, sun beams of a late summer afternoon And afterwards, in twilight violet sky; intimate moments by a blazing fire, silent music of our hearts thrumming a lovers sonata while you kissed me; gold specked brown orbs, so pleasurable and beguiling, warming my soul full of tomorrows promise and forgotten yesterdays Now, as I picture this quixotic drama rehearsed again and again one solitary tear slowly trails down and comes to rest on lines that were not there yesterday….. Dead cornflake leaves crunch under my feet as I walk the very same bridged pathway to the garden alone my only audience a solitary prickly cactus in the autumn of my years.......

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Date: 10/6/2009 12:11:00 PM
Koko, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul
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Date: 10/4/2009 1:03:00 PM
Wpw! Amazing writing. Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia
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Date: 9/26/2009 11:33:00 PM
Thanks to all who left me great remarks.I have been very ill. I am sorry I missed all the remarks and saying thanks to you .
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Date: 9/26/2009 9:56:00 AM
Just wanted to drop in and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen
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Date: 9/24/2009 11:55:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/5/2009 7:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James
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Date: 9/2/2009 12:30:00 PM
This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great ! Adeleke
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Date: 9/1/2009 5:27:00 AM
Congratulations, Koko, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It captures the senior days of life. (Koko is an unusual name. I've only heard it once before. My childhood neighbor had a beautiful standard sized poodle with that name.) Keep writing, Koko with a beautiful heart. Lovingly, Dane
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Date: 9/1/2009 2:11:00 AM
Koko, congratulations on your feature this week...Raul
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Date: 8/31/2009 5:14:00 PM
Interesting imagery for a creative view. I like the ending. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 8/31/2009 4:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Koko. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/22/2009 11:20:00 PM
Thank you, Laurie.I appreciate it very much!
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Date: 2/18/2009 9:30:00 PM
Very beautiful KoKo it flows so smoothly guiding you into the most vivid of imagery. Nice job. Laurie
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Date: 2/17/2009 12:15:00 PM
edited for a better read of this poem
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