Maple Tree In Autumn


The lurking red-eyed sun throws autumn flames

over the maple tree,

cuts the golden leaf

and leaves the tree entangled in mourning.

Alone with naked blue and black twigs

entwines the maple tree with crimson sorrow.

Stretching its distressed arms towards the blue sky

It prays for the return of its beloved golden leaf.

From Painting: Golden fire Cut Leaf Maple Tree in Autumn
By Monique Kendikian Sarkessian

Copyright © Fereshteh Sholevar 2014