Copper Burnished Autumn

“Do you know what the earth meditates upon in autumn?”- Pablo Neruda

When autumn’s burnished light 
drifts across the garden, 
copper shadows stagger 
onto the littered path
I ponder what leaves are feeling 
as they scatter at my feet
Do they know their life is over 
and soon, they’ll rot and die 
returning to mother earth, 
Kissing fresh air good-bye
until they meet again, 
On fresh limbs of a new tree
bursting forth in spring?

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is an author, poet, wife, and mother. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years and her dog, Ricky Bobby who loves to go real fast. She writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. Several of her works have appeared in various anthologies and online literary magazines.
You can read more of her works at: and her Amazon Author Page

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