Round a Revolving Door

Updated on March 15, 2018
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

Came tumbling down the hill,

just as spring bounced in,

smelled the freshly mown grass,

saw flowers springing from the ground,

then I turned round

and summer was before me.

The bees were buzzing,

flowery scent in the air,

hardly dared to breathe -

so all the beauty wouldn’t disappear.

Birds trilling in the air,

jasmine scented nights,

of shimmering stars -

the moon beaming from afar.

Over the top of the hill,

tumbling down the other side,

what a wild ride,

down at the foot,

there I now sit,

wondering where summer is going

and why fall is not far behind.

Just saw a pair of storks,

packing for the south,

leaving their nest -

afraid of catching early frosts come September.

Soon I'll be gazing at trees with flaming treetops,

as leaves change to gold, orange and red.

Then I always want to spread my arms,

catch the colder winds

and dance along with the swirling leaves.

Still in my heart there is sorrow,

with each new morrow -

at the end of each summer.

Wasn’t I just heading into spring,

now going out summer’s back door.

What is it all for?

like spinning round -

a revolving door.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 13 days ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Jackie.

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        Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

        Beautiful poem and if you have ever smelled the Carolina Jasmine, how wonderful it is and very short lived. This poem conveys the short lived pleasures.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

        Hope you're all having a great weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

        Thank you, Ann.

        You're welcome, Augustine. Glad you enjoyed.

        Thank you, Ventkatachari.

        Thank you, ThreeKeys.

        Thank you, Nikki.

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        Nikki Khan 4 weeks ago from London

        What a brilliant description of all seasons which just pass over so quickly and resemblance of revolving door is the exact one to compare with.

        Well done Gypsy!

        You’ve done a great job here!

        Have a great weekend!

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        Threekeys 4 weeks ago from Australia

        Spring and Autumn are my favourite times of the year.

        You have Spring on your doorstep and Autumn season is now on our doorstep.

        It was a light and fun poem. Nice!

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        Venkatachari M 4 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

        Very nicely presented. It's true. The days and seasons change so quickly. It's a game of going around the revolving door. An apt comparison. Well done.

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        Augustine A Zavala 4 weeks ago from Texas

        Yes, sometimes the seasons change too fast! I love your version of summer, more pleasant than a Texas one. Thank you for sharing.

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        Ann Carr 4 weeks ago from SW England

        This is such a well-constructed poem. I love it! It describes exactly how I feel about all the seasons and life in general, which is indeed like a revolving door. I hope, though, that certain things change for the better as we go along!



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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Louise.

        Thank you, Smarajit.

        Thank you, Manatita

        So very true, FlourishAnyway.

        Thank you, Shyron and blessings to you.

        Thank you, Bill.

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        Bill Holland 4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        Very clever...very true....and a question at the end for the Ages.

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        Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

        You are a very good poet, this is my favorite poem of yours.

        You gave us a year in one turn of the revolving door.

        Blessings my friend.

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        FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA

        the older I get the faster the whole thing churns.

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        manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

        Yes, we are actually spinning around a revolving wheel. Once the lessons are learnt, we jump off. Lol. Great reflective poetry, though. Great work!

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        Smarajit Chowdhury 4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

        Very beautifully written, particularly the flow, very heartfelt.

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        Louise Powles 4 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

        I enjoyed reading that poem, thankyou for sharing it. You're a very talented poet. =)