Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dead Leaves

Dead Leaves
By Georgia Douglas Johnson

The breaking dead leaves ’neath my feet
A plaintive melody repeat,
Recalling shattered hopes that lie
As relics of a bygone sky.
Again I thread the mazy past,
Back where the mounds are scattered fast—
Oh! foolish tears, why do you start,
To break of dead leaves in the heart?

1 comment:

victor said...

this is a version of the verses of tge French song
Les feuilles mortes.I will never forget the music,
thevoice ofIves Montand .My sad closeted youth
now is a fallen leaf