Autumn Leaves


Leaves yellow and russet

fly in the sky like birds,

they fall softly on the earth

with a final murmuring,

so that this knowledge of life should not be forgotten

which they learnt at that time when they rippled vivaciously

on the sturdy branches of the trees

in the seasons of profusion.


And these colours which speak so sweetly,

came their full circle in a strange beauty,

a reminder that life transcends death

and advances indifferent

on the roads of its own.’


From the poem ‘Autumn Leaves’, by Ioanna Moutsopoulou

Cycle II: The Thread of Wholeness

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(Photograph by Yiannis Zisis)