"Autumn in the Orchards" painting and poem by Helen Bar-Lev, Israel


Autumn in the Orchards


Autumn is felt keenest

In October

in the orchards


Culled apples

overripe, overlooked,

fallen apples

forgotten, strewn

on the ground



into the fertile earth

as the leaves

simultaneously yellow

and tumble

covering all


In the orchards

where we walk the seasons,

white blossoms of spring,

maturing fruit of summer,

the decay of autumn,

winter barren,

the sadness

of time’s passing is felt most

in October


© 10.2008 Helen Bar-Lev




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