Confessions Of A Leaf


The red leaf
disembodied, atrophied
from its verve on its run
struggles the debility
to retain the greenish
which is bygone on the voyage
of nomadic delirious journey.
The inevitable is irreversible
as it is the dictum of the mysticism.
The undefined definition vilify
and scattered on life incoherently.
Though the stubborn red leaf
refuse to succumb to the charred soil.
With an unending gusto it flies
to escape the grave below.
The rhythm of breeze propels the leaf
and help sketching its own canvas.
With its fragile dry brush
it picks carefully its own shades
while kissing the air of desire
as if breathing life to have a rebirth
to rejoice in its own unconquered spirit.


© Maaya Dev Nov 2014


This entry was posted in Poetry on by .

About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at

2 thoughts on “Confessions Of A Leaf

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *