Fall on the equator



bty Tea plantation in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

At d’verse PoeticsKim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting and she gives us a challenge. The challenge is to write a poem, of any length or form, about an item of autumn: whole tree or just a leaf or nut; flower, berry, a bonfire in the garden – it’s up to you, just as long as the poem is new

But I live in Asia so today I write a poem about October on the equator, up in the cool mountain regions where I spent a lovely weekend away from the hot city below. The cool breeze and golden glow of the evening sun was the closest to an autumn feeling to me.

On a sunny Malaysian October
I walked among rows of tea leaves
and felt the cool whisper
of a late afternoon breeze

Way up in the highlands
this was…

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