Thursday, September 28, 2006

Life Is Simple When You Are
By Don Iannone

Before the snow falls,
I shall walk barefoot
upon Nature's pastel carpet
of fresh fallen autumn leaves.
Just the right place will appear
for me to park my tired bones
and soak in fall's magic,
which hugs me as tenderly
as only a grandmother can do.
And before the sun sets--
just beyond the faded old barn,
I will allow myself to smile
in warm admiration for life
and its good to the last drop flavor.
And once the sun sets
and the moon rises full,
I can say with great satisfaction--
that I have truly lived.

8 comments:

Rob said...

Heart-warming as usual.

Dan said...

Life Is Simple When You Are

Imagine that! I've always been, so life has always been simple! All that banging my head against the wall for nothing! But then again, there's never been any hand-banging either. Memory! I re-member, based on ignorance, and I suffer. If I dwell with wisdom, or rather, non-dwell, I have truly lived...

samuru999 said...

Wonderful poem Don!
And, that's just what I want to do...all the things you mentioned in your poem...
Love the lines...
and soak in fall's magic
which hugs me as tenderly
as only a grandmother can do.

polona said...

beautiful, tender poem, don! i enjoy my visits here.

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Rob, Polona, Dan, Margie, and Jimmy Carter.

Polona...thank you and I enjoy my visits to your wonderful Haiku site too.

Yes Dan, this poem cuts both ways...because you are simple and because you are.

Margie...enjoy your aspens.They are lovely in Colorado.

dumbdodi said...

Nature's pastel carpet :-).....thoughts beautiful thoughts

serenity said...

"I will allow myself to smile
in warm admiration for life"

Beautiful, beautiful. Your words and the images are you are sharing are just stunning.

Blessings of joy and Love!

Mike said...

Hi Don,
This is a very nice rendition of the beauties of autumn. I especially like the lines "which hugs me as tenderly / as only a grandmother can do." Brings back some nice memories. Thank you!

Friends' Blogs