Beautiful Maple Girl

Beautiful Maple Girl

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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One last visit as fall departs into coming winter.

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My beautiful maple girl, you are weeping.  Tears descending; softest 
touch of lifting breeze, sends  your tears falling-falling. You know  how 
to let go of the past. I remember summers brilliance and every busy
long day, working my gardens.

You are the message of extended autumn, "rest, contemplate, and 
give yourself to introspection." Shorter-shorter; hours, minutes, days, even
the deep jewel tones within bough's  remaining deep stained leaves say
 "contain you precious thoughts and dream."

The window pane will be my lens as I sit by fire's hearth comforting.
Basking within as the cool mist without spreads itself, slowly thoroughly, briskly.

Precious moisture, sponging, grasses recently dry as paper, now luscious -verdant. 
To lie in it, but no; 'to wet, to cold! Late autumn my ear attends to your fading last 
trills twinkling into my heart. You precede applying paint to last touches of this 
magical season's portrait.



© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



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You have a talent with words. This piece is so tantalizing! It's slow and comforting. The beautiful pictures you 'paint' with your words!
I love fall anyway but this made me long for it.
I also love how you personified the tree as if it's your friend! Your admiration for nature really shines through here! I really enjoyed this piece it reminds me of a place I once called home! Awesome!!
Tabby

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Tabby Mac,
It is wonderful to hear from you! We all are given varied and interesting experi.. read more



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Sky
Really it was a magical season's portrait. The tenderness in your words is amazing. The Beautiful Maple Girl is extremely pleasing for the readers. Bless you with lots of happiness in new year!

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

I'm Sky,
Isn't it fun to be encouraged and just enjoy reading others writing from all over th.. read more
Sky

11 Months Ago

Hey Kathy,
I really enjoyed your little Maple girl. Your most welcome :)
I love the personification of "Maple Girl" . . . I have a similar sycamore tree that is the last hold-out before winter is fully upon us here! I love your descriptions of letting go, contrasting the hearth with the cool mist, & so many other ways to welcome winter (somewhat reluctantly as I always do!) Great job using this symbol to show us this recognizable transition!

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Barleygir.
The seasonal changes remind us to not hold to tight to any one part of life to tig.. read more
So much atmosphere in this. Like the moist mists of Autumn. Sad, still, beauty.

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Ken Simm,
I love to share my thoughts within writing. I know you do as well. Autumn is such .. read more
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Stunning imagery and emotion captivating this contentment, that we all need. I'm very taken with this Kathy. Thank you for such a wonderful piece of writing. Starz x

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Starzy,
I hope that we all can encourage one another in same way while writing. To think that.. read more
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11 Months Ago

Aww Kathy you're lovely, blessing back to you x
Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Starzy,
Thanks so much.
You know what Kathy. There are no trees in my garden but in my street there are two rows - of different kinds. I love the way you've personified yours - it makes me think of them as rows of sentinels of sorts now, showing us humans how to deal with change. (Not my forte).
I don't think I'll ever look at them again in the same light.


Posted 11 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Tony Jordan,
Your center of focus sounds very interesting to me. The landscape of trees on y.. read more
Tony Jordan

11 Months Ago

Welcome Kathy. Happy New Year!
Lovely words, I feel the same way about my avocado tree, although it doesn't gift all the colours ... that line ... you know how to let go the past ... is my favourite ... nature, it's there, all around us, asking for nothing, and what do we do, ask of it so much ... nature always springs back, if only we give it a chance ...

beautiful words Kathy XXX

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

KWP,
Christmas is now behind us and here I am saying "I hope yours was nice." Australia soun.. read more
Unbelievable, mesmerizing Kathy, it's very pleasing and I don't know what it is but there is something that speaks through your words, they speak of a beauty that is slowly passing away with the arrival of winter. I personally felt the uses of picturous words build the right feeling for the poem... Great work... It's glad to be back at your page...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Inject positivity,
So much in life I find a blending of contentment or peace mingles with mel.. read more
Inject Positivity

1 Year Ago

So well said Kathy, He is the only truth, as the Bible says "He that sent me is with me, the Father .. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

We are His sheep, He our shepherd. Other chaotic voices may pull us but jesus is our true protector .. read more
Great imagery and emotion felt throughout this. Manner of writing was also very enjoyable. Great write dear! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Cyprian Van Dyke,
Hope you like it. I love my Maple tree; it's symettry and shape is beautifu.. read more
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Year Ago

I liked it very much, great poem. Have a beautiful day. :)
Fall seems to be dragging on this year, but that's okay. Come early spring and they start sugaring off the maples and life begins anew. Good write, Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Dragging............Yep I get that. Here in the Pacific northwest seasons seems to just creep along... read more
Oh, Kathy... with my hand on my chest, and tears in my eyes, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. I had to get up and walk around for a minute to compose myself.... wow, thank-you for this

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Hi D. Connolly,
Thanks. You would love the big Maple tree in my back yard. I do think it is s.. read more

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Added on November 19, 2016
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Tags: beautiful, tears, past, rest, contemplate, introspection, dream, magical

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