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


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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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This moves so tenderly, so softly, like autumn as it swallows summer in its growing desire to fill the world with its colors. Beautifully expressed, feeling the cold rising and her voice echoing on the hills.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

C.Froman,
You are inspiring. Your review is a poem. Love it. Autumn is gentle and does swallo.. read more
A beautiful picture of Autumn painted in words.
A touch of sadness as fall departs and takes so much beauty with it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Shabeeh Haider, I agree. Autumn is lovely but it passes as days diminish. Change is always a bit ch.. read more
You paint such a pretty picture of the last days of Autumn. I could almost see the leaves changing color and one last leaf dancing off the branch of a maple tree. The personification is wonderful. Nature's beauty has so much to offer us if we pay attention. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Lydia,
"If we pay attention." Writing is all about this mindset. Your comment is right on! Th.. read more
Maples can be so incredible ...i love fall ...and we are having an extended one where i live in the Ozark Mts. your poem is a reminder not to let one day pass without giving due appreciation .. :) in your last verse i think you mean "too" wet "too" cold ;) yesterday some tears did fall here ..it was special as it has been a bit dry all summer ... and the wind actually blew a little .. a blustery, warm, smells of rain day ... i believe our spirits are united :)))
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Einstein,
It sounds like you all had a refreshing time in your home place. Interesting how we.. read more
I loved the fall and the change of the seasons.
"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 above lines. Amazing use of description. Here in Michigan. The change of color is amazing to see. Thank you Kathy for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Coyote,
Bless your heart. Color and strength of the life of nature brings us inspiration and .. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Kathy.
The rich colour of your words, tho' gently and lyrically put, really capture the feel and strong presence of the third season and its meanings. In some ways i feel it could also represent an elderly person's life too... colours fading, faculties present but more asleep than awake. Your write beautifully.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Emmajoy,
You are right. Human life has seasons within our life's design as well. I feel that .. read more
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome, Kathy, Happy month. x
This colourful maple tree gives us one final display of her majesty before retiring for winter.

You paint a wonderfully serene world of colour and seasonal imagery throughout, beautifully crafted Kath!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Hi there Tom,
Yes my beloved maple tree is now ready for winter. What is still beautiful to m.. read more
yes, autumn is so beautiful and rich in color, but there is the weeping of november as the colors leave and winter waits just around the corner...

we appreciate people in the autumn of their lives more than ever...but then suddenly their winter is upon them...and we lose them...just like the beautiful maple girl.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Hi there Jacob erin-cilberto,
I take it you have suffered loss; so sorry to hear. Bless you f.. read more
Very nice good by to autumn. Here we are having odd weather, it hit 70 and now a storm is rushing in from the west. Snow called for tomorrow. Mother Nature is having a hard time trying to decide just when to bring Winter to Michigan..Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Valentine,
Michigan must be lovely.I am in the pacific Northwest, Oregon. Weather here is jus.. read more
"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"

Farewell to Autumn as we welcome the advent of Winter. I feel a farewell to a love lost with weeping but comforting at the end for a revival of hopes and dreams. You keep us basking in the beauty of the seasons. Sooooooooooooooooo lovely...:)................

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

sami,
Autumn is seeminly just crawling- inching. Winter here in the Pacific Northwest is a mo.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome intuitively. ....::::)))))

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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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