Death & Dormancy – A Poem Written by Anne Thrope

Death & Dormancy

Written by Anne Thrope


I love the miasma, the stench, rancid decomp, of autumn decay.
A time when the muted forest whispers speak of winter’s dismay.
When chlorophyll production slows to a crawl, then to none at all,
the varying degrees of green dwindle from the leaves, so they fall.

The myriad pigments in the leaves begin to dance with one another.
And, as they mingle, they will paint the landscape with vibrant color.
But, the harsh brutality of the frigid cold temperature freezes the air.
And, the ferocity of the North wind will soon strip the bold trees bare.

The dense canopy overhead that once provided shelter and shade,
each individual leaf that falls, every single needle, petal, and blade,
subtly breathes a life-giving nutrition to the Earth, enriching the soil.
And, a collective protest is heard as the weary rakers of leaves toil.

Growth is now rested by the lengthening nights, inclement weather.
The most fragile among us will soon wither and perish, altogether,
while the very hardiest will quietly slip into a deep seasonal coma.
This obsessive gardener considers Winter a near-fatal carcinoma.


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Written by Ewelina Maria BugajskaJavorka

Ewelina Maria Bugajska-Javorka was born in Poland, and now lives permanently in Denmark. She attended high school of economics and university of philosophy. She is the author of four poetry books. She has published her first book at the age of 17. Her poems can be found in many international anthologies. She is a laureate of many international awards and national literary competitions and recitation competitions in her homeland in Poland. She is a member of the NWNU - Union of Writers of the World. She is the International Goodwill Ambassador for Minorities at The Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities - FAAVM Canada and International Ambassador of The Brahmand Evolution Council, the Universal Mission for Peace, Justice and Humanity. Ambassador of Literature granted by Motivational Strips.
Editor Bharat Vision and Chief Administrator Motivational Strips - Scandinavian countries.
Correspondent and the head of the Poetry Department in Designer journal, Sweden.
President of the Spanish-World Writers’ Union – UNIÓN HISPANOMUNDIAL DE ESCRITORES (UHE), branch in Denmark.


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