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One Red Leaf

Saw one blazing red leaf on the shimmering Maple, On my way back from a refreshing stroll,  One Red Leaf - indicated the stark truth, Fall is tiptoeing with her secret footsteps,  Luminously veiled autumn not far!  Spotted a flock of migrating Geese gliding by -  Are they already departing? Where?  Ravishing crimson Roses beaming  On the bush besides the wooden fence,  A few sad dried petals sprawl dejected at the bottom,  Redbreast Robin in euphoria, still crooning full-throated,  Fleecy warmth of air fleeting away, are birds aware?  Truly intoxicated with the aroma of sunshine,  Even for a moment, do not stop trilling at each other!   Iridescent layered floating clouds, a watercolour painting - Each one speaks celestial bliss to me, Mauve and scarlet, amber and crimson - intriguing shapes All mixed in a gorgeous whirlpool, Inspire ecstatic rhapsodies in my spirit, Topaz waves when they break on the wide sandy shore  With thunderous roars.    White-petalled Lily, the final quiet visitor to the garden!  Tranquil and serene, peaceful and mellow, As if in a pensive meditation,  Exhilarating celebration over for now,  Crispy, chilly, wind waltz with twirling leaves,  I smell scintillating autumn fluttering and frolicking, Spiralling, swirling in the golden sunset breeze.    August 9, 2020 

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Date: 8/25/2020 2:05:00 AM
Such a spectacular presentation of sublime beauty of nature dear Mala..I am breathless as I read each line..So captivating! a fave!!
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Date: 8/9/2020 7:04:00 AM
Beautifully penned Mala. Autumn is gorgeous in Canada, and after the hot summer we have had, I am almost looking forward to it ;), My best to you in the contest, xomo
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/9/2020 8:07:00 AM
Thanks so much, Dear friend. We live in the same scenic country - isn't that exciting! I felt myself very close to Nature after I moved to Canada. I love Fall here - the scintillating colour of the leaves - looking forward to it too! Hugs, Mala
Date: 8/9/2020 4:35:00 AM
You have a wonderful way with words and i like so many lines here.. Especially, Iridescent layered floating clouds, a watercolour painting - Each one speaks celestial bliss to me, Mauve and scarlet, amber and crimson - intriguing shapes.. Beautiful poetry..
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/9/2020 8:01:00 AM
Thank you so much for your inspiring and deeply thoughtful comments! These beautiful words of appreciation coming from a gifted poet and a talented sponsor like you, - I feel fortunate! The stanza you have mentioned, is my favourite too. Best wishes, Mala