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Signs Of Autumn

Signs Of Autumn (Haiku)

Found leaf on the sand

Brought by wanton winds of fall

My signs of autumn.

Sign Of Automn

signs of autumn #2 – my initial attempt on photography

I’m watching the leaves falling from the trees outside my window as I write this. Autumn is now on its full-blown glory, trees are displaying their colorful raptures before their leaves descend like showers of confetti, covering the earth floors as if some royalties are coming to walk the path. 

Just some weeks ago, I was looking forward to this. Autumn came a little late this year. I was so eager, I searched for signs of autumn in places I went and found only some hints of the impending season.

The leaves do their final waves to the heavens. For the last time, they flirt with the chilly winds and take a bow to a graceful  touch down leaving the sleepy trees with bald canopy. I watch the unfolding pageantries outside as I ponder upon my personal journey inside.

I am at the peak of life’s summer season. I still have a sunny temperament as I celebrate my existence. I’m still capable of reinventing myself, welcoming new things, embrace them with child-like enthusiasm and with a grown-up patience. But like I did weeks back, I’m also searching myself for signs of autumn. For I know that soon, I, too, will fall on the same ground and take my final bow. I remember a beautiful line from the movie, My House In Umbria ~ “We can not hold on to something beautiful forever, even to summer.”

And so, here I am, in the middle of fall, caught on the web of profound contemplations. Could this be an indication of my autumn?

I’m becoming more of a mind person now than physical that I used to be when I was younger. I now prefer the laid back than the hurried kind of lifestyle which I enjoyed in my teen’s to late 20’s. My idea of fun has mellowed like my taste for music. I’m beginning to like the classic ways of dressing ~ gone is my peacock choice for colors. I would now be a pale leaf when placed among the verdant leaves of youth. I’m fading to earth tone colors, but keeping to memory my colorful youth.

I still have enough years to spend before my autumn. Instead of fearing it, I’d like to face it head-on. Like the leaves, I would like to display my best waves to heavens. I’m taking aging cheerfully like I’m taking my being single lightly.

~

30’s And Still Single(Humor Poem)

By: Jeques B. Jamora 

When you’re still single at your 30’s

You’re apt to be asked with some questions.

Like I’m always asked during weddings by my Aunties:

“So, are you next in line?” (to get married)

I oft find this question so annoying,

But I don’t get mad, I just get even.

So during funerals When I meet them,

Please don’t dare me ask them that same question:

“So, are you next in line?” (to be burried)

For I’ll surely get a slap in my face.

~

I would like to dally some more with the winds, and with life. I would like to display my brilliant hues before they finally fade, before I totally loss my colors and perform my final bow to a slow graceful landing.

I would like to come home to my creator and bring Him good stories and tell Him: “God, here I am, I did all that. I’ve come home.”

 

~

 My Anthropomorphism To A Leaf

By: Jeques B. Jamora, 2006

 –

Leaves are like pages, as books are trees.

I, a leaf in God’s verdant forests ~

A single thread on earth’s tapestries.

.

I awake in the morning of springtime

Lift my face towards the azure skies

I’m in tune with the universe’s rhyme.

.

I dance with the rhythms of mild zephyr

That oscillates me with its genial whisks

God’s omnipresence fills my need for air.

.

I am cleansed by the pristine rain shower,

Moisturized by mists, polished by the winds ~

I glow with the steady gaze of summer.

.

When I turn red and fall on October,

I hope you create something out of me,

Before my descent to earth in winter.

.

I could be greeting cards for lonely hearts.

Write a poem about my fleeting life.

Immortalize my beauty in your arts.

.

Insert me in the page of your book,

For ’tis in your core that I’ll find my nook.

~

signs of autumn #1 – my initial attempt on photography

Signs Of Automn

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18 responses

  1. Don’t ask me why, but I found your “30’s and Still Single” poem HILARIOUS! I dare not have the balls, nor the gall to say such a thing, but its funny when you think about it. Thanks for the laughs and hope you are well.

    edo

    AM00000050000002930 10, 2007 at 12:00 am11

  2. jeques

    Ed,

    I just tried if the funny bone inside me still works, I’m glad to note it somehow tickles you to laughter. It’s a story I often tell everytime I attend a wedding and funerals so these old ladies would stop putting me in the hotseat. But I tell it in a manner that’s not offensive ~ just for laugh really and never fail to elicit mirth everytime. So far, I haven’t got a slap in the face yet.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000060000001130 10, 2007 at 12:00 am11

  3. Ely

    30’s and still single…hmm..i’m giving myself up to 35. If i’m not yet married at that age, i’ll get really really worried. So far, nobody asked me those questions yet.

    AM00000070000000730 10, 2007 at 12:00 am11

  4. jeques

    Ely,

    You are too young to worry or even think about it, but now you know what say when you get there. Just kidding. Enjoy life, you’re still in springtime. You have the best of life ahead of you. Thanks for dropping by.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000090000002130 10, 2007 at 12:00 am11

  5. reading your entries makes me want to watch a play, or an opera. like classical music, it touches my inner senses. so simple and yet so elegant.

    PM00000070000002630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm11

  6. jeques

    Lovely, encouraging words, Buraot. Thanks! It’s rewarding to know that my works achieve such wonderful effect in you.

    We write and hope our words find their homes in the hearts of the readers. I’m glad to know you welcomed mine in your heart.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000020000000830 10, 2007 at 12:00 am11

  7. brightsilentthought

    Your Anthropomorphism to a Leaf is wonderful. It is a rich vibrant tapestry itself.

    I would argue with your earlier words that your colours are fading. I’m 30 so I relate to the sense of aging. However, I feel I’m only now ‘coming into my own’, so to speak. My colours are only now becoming ‘true’ and (I hope) lasting, rather than the bright but fleeting colours of youth.

    I think that your colours are coming to life, probably more so than before (I’m guessing here), through your creativity and maturity. That’s what I feel is happening to me.

    Age realy is in the mind, to a great extent. I sometimes struggle to feel ‘young at heart’ though, but then maybe this is something that is only now developing in me.

    Take care,
    M.

    PM00000020000005231 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  8. brightsilentthought

    Jeques, I just came upon the blog of Randall Butisingh, who turns 95 today. His blog says he is hte world’s oldest blogger. Maybe true.

    He certainly has an outlook of guru proportions. His birthday message is truly wonderful.

    PM00000040000002231 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  9. brightsilentthought

    I tried to put the link in as a hyperlink on ‘birthday message’ but it didn’t work. Here it is:

    http://randallbutisingh.wordpress.com/2007/11/

    PM00000040000001431 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  10. M,

    That’s interesting! I’ll visit his site soon, thank you very much for the link and sharing your find. That’s so kind of you.

    Regarding the fading colors. I am at the peak of my life’s summer season as I’ve mentioned, but I’m already noticing some signs of autumn in me. I accept that I already lack the vibrant colors of springtime that I used to have when I was younger ~ my energy, my intesity for life is waning. Yes, I am more together now, I somehow gained enough wisdom, and achieved equanimity. My colors are maybe more defined now, has mellowed to deeper hue, but I would be a subtle shadow now when placed among the vibrant greens.

    “My Anthropomorphism To A Leaf” is one of my favorite poems I have written. It speaks so much about me. I don’t know if you have read it already, but another favorite is my sonnet poem: “A Walk Around The Oval.” Please click here to view:

    https://jeques.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/a-walk-around-the-oval/

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000010000002431 10, 2007 at 12:00 am12

  11. Hey jeques

    HOpe i got your name right… what a lovely blog you have here…

    love the autumn pic.. and these lines are beautiful “The leaves do their final waves to the heavens.”..

    Thanks for those sweet kind words on my blog post… 🙂

    PM00000080000005231 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  12. 30’s And Still Single poem is absolutely hilarioussss.lol :)… i could relate to it A lot… 😀

    PM00000080000002931 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  13. What a great piece. Poignancy, hunour, pathos plus photography! I loved it

    Thanks for your visit to my Seasons effort. You generous comments are gearly appreciated.

    PM00000090000003531 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  14. Aarti,

    Thanks for dropping by my nook and I’m glad you liked my corner and this piece. I was just trying if the funny bones inside me still works when I wrote the humor poem, the only one I’ve written in this genre so far. It is interesting to note that it works.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM000000120000005031 10, 2007 at 12:00 am12

  15. Keith,

    Complements coming from thw gifted person that you are, a writing genius, I am humbled. I’m honored by your visit and I feel rewarded by your positive feedback of my works.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000010000003831 10, 2007 at 12:00 am12

  16. jeques, your anthromorphism of a leaf is outstanding,the opening lines are powerful metaphors and the writing techniques shines on this piece. wonderful, wonderful piece.

    AM000000110000000530 10, 2007 at 12:00 am09

  17. jeques, i forgot to tell you that i also wrote about autumn, “autumnal equinox” filed under september 2006 archive. hope you can have a read.

    PM000000120000000730 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  18. Wonderful as usual Jeques. I wish you many more beautiful Autumns to come. Some lucky woman will surely sweep you up and also make your aunties so happy too! You are a gem. (I’d watch those funeral comments though LOL)

    Hugs, G

    PM00000070000002230 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

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