Learn More

Roman Tunkel


Leaves


Leaves, leaves, leaves...
Like thoughts, they fall with a twist.
And then, at the close of the day,
The night comes to sweep them away,
Wiping them clean with its broom –
To groom the Earth, to groom…

Rain, rain, rain...
It hammers its nails into brain,
The drops – they dance and they spring,
So, why does this image bring
The pang as I'm looking at it -
But let it, but let it, but let it...

Howling, howling, howling...
My soul is aching and moaning.
Not for the rainy sky,
But for the years passing by,
Washing the dreams away –
With gray, with gray, with gray...

The summer is sneaking out,
The fall's flying in on the cloud,
Embracing me in its cloak,
As feelings are running amok
And sound escapes on a wing –
And arms that wring, that wring...

April 1976

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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

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

written (rus) 1976, translated 2008

Comments about this poem (Leaves by Roman Tunkel )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Stafford's Cabin, Edwin Arlington Robinson
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  8. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  9. A Winter Poem, Leslie Philibert
  10. Winter Solstice, Anonymous

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. 'Before', Katherine York
  2. local zoo, lee fones
  3. Dusts To Dusts, Joseph Archer
  4. I Love You Truly, Michael P. McParland
  5. How to Think Like a Poet, Holly Wotherspoon
  6. take three hour to digest, Havilah
  7. Before I go…, Mark Heathcote
  8. The Stuff Myths are Made of, Holly Wotherspoon
  9. A Winter Poem, Leslie Philibert
  10. Angry all the time, Kelly Shanks
[Hata Bildir]