Monday, April 12, 2021

J - A Jamboree's Continuum


Like what seemed
A routine jamboree 
The leaves groggily donned
Their most vibrant hues
And went on to face the world
Every day, as the daylight struck
Sometimes they tried
A vivacious crimson 
And at other times 
A sombre beige
One shade at a time
In one season each
Upholding the nature's 
Variety by a seize
They were meant to 
Keep performing their best
In order to engross 
All the spectators 
As they kept up with 
Their defined lives zest
But then, there came those times too
When the silent stream below 
Did gurgle past
With its gypsy feet 
Ever so welcomingly
Or the murmuring breeze sang 
All the yonder tunes
And tried to sway them away 
To that world beyond
But more often than not 
The leaves clinged on 
Dearly to their only bark
Heaving a sigh 
As the vagaries by-passed 
And every single time, waited they
For the soothing moon to descend
Hoping to wake up 
From the continuum 
Even if by a miracle 
To a new and a different day

PS : This post is posted as part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge for the letter J. 
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April #NaPoWriMo2021 and #ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour


Namratha said...

Beautiful and poignant in a way I cannot explain. Loved the imagery so fine that I could see leaves trying out different clothes one at a time.

Purba chakraborty said...

This is so beautifully written.

Freshdaisiesdotme said...

Wow! you've painted an imagery here and so beautiful are the leaves changing plush hybrid colors. Loved the idea of stream with its gypsy feet!

Arti said...

Speechless today. In awe! Wow! Loved it.
And you were thinking of not participating this year? Where are all these poems birthing? You're gifted.

Srivalli Rekha said...

What imagery you've painted, Ira! I love the myriad hues of the vibrant leaves, and the poem transported me to a far away land with colorful trees and a mountain brook.

Aesha Shah said...

Transported me to another world.

Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu said...

Beautiful and though provoking.