Dilantha Gunawardana


Autumn Surrender


Autumn tears
Dissolve residual hope
As the color of love
Fades in sodden fogs of time

Ink of the heart
Narrates her yesteryear
In somnolent memories
As fatigue sings her anthem
To the tune of a banshee

A white flag flutters
Hoisted by palms of melancholia
As chilly winter winds subjugate
The spirit of the soul

Heart relinquishes all longings
As she placates to the decree of fate
Never to love in body nor in soul

Submitted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem on giving up on love

Comments about this poem (Autumn Surrender by Dilantha Gunawardana )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Soul Provider, Adriana Avila
  2. Shield, Suresh Dogra
  3. Silence, Daisy Pereira
  4. What Suspects Earn?, Chandan Ray
  5. Austin, Katherine Nordhaus
  6. Laughter, Jeannette Heywood
  7. The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata, Robert Burns
  8. Buoyant Boy, Jeannette Heywood
  9. Grief, Jeannette Heywood
  10. Ol' Pine Hill, Nate Morris

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]