Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a wonderful autumn-day we have here today in The Netherlands. Early this morning it was really cold around four degrees Celcius, but now (around noon) it's nice, not cold not warm just a nice temperature and a little breeze. As I look around me I can see that autumn really is here. leaves are starting become colored like the rainbow and the perfume of decaying leaves is awesome ...
Today's GW-post is similar with our Carpe Diem "Distillation" feature, but with a twist. Jen of Blog It Or Lose It has written this week's GW-post and introduces us to an American poetess named Sara Teasdale. She shares a poem titled "Leaves" composed by Sara and I think it's a wonderful poem in which Sara brings a tribute to "leaves". Have fun!
LEAVES a poem by Sara Teasdale
Here is "Leaves" (1917) for your inspiration:
All my faiths have forsaken me;
But the stars above my head
Burn in white and delicate red,
And beneath my feet the earth
Brings the sturdy grass to birth.
I who was content to be
But a silken-singing tree,
But a rustle of delight
In the wistful heart of night,
I have lost the leaves that knew
Touch of rain and weight of dew.
Blinded by a leafy crown
I looked neither up nor down -
But the little leaves that die
Have left me room to see the sky;
Now for the first time I know
Stars above and earth below.
rattling noisily in winter –
let go, little one
Jen enclosed an other photo, but I couldn't open that one, so I have chosen to use another autumn leaf photo.
This GW-post is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until September 26th at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our next episode, apples, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all here at CDHK.