Explaining to a Leaf (softly sad)

Explaining to a Leaf (softly sad)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Explaining to a Leaf

~ loneliness ~


Winds stalk me,

leaves tremble at my approach …

they are frightened

of the cold that follows.

In hushed, rustling whispers,

as I pass, they ask,

“Why is it you are not afraid?”


Un-answering, my feet march on,

trodding on their fallen brethren,

lovers, sisters, and friends ...

why bother with answers.


Would they understand?


How do you explain to a shivering leaf

that the cold can’t be as bad

as waking up tomorrow,

finding it’s become

as lonely today as every day

is going to be,


what it’s like

finding the same empty bed,

with the same lone hair

stretched out across your pillow;

a single-stranded ghost,

the constant reminder

that all too often,


hearts,

like seasons …

share a kinship of change?

© 2019 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Picture. Compliments of Google images.

Please, feel free to offer constructive criticism and/or well-meant comments. : )

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Constructive criticism!? How could I possibly dare? This is a masterpiece. In my first read through this piece I was amazed at every turn. You strike me as a man that wouldn't appreciate pure fawning praise but I cannot come up with anything but praise. A master stroke of a true artist.

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Richard 🍃

10 Months Ago

Thank you most gratefully, Syr TS 🌿

I can conceive of nothing more graciously humb.. read more



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How do you explain to a shivering leaf
that the cold can’t be as bad
as waking up tomorrow,
finding it’s become
as lonely today as every day
is going to be,

Such awesome wording here, this is wonderful, I often wonder how to explain to a leaf what rain feels like. Salty tears, of a flood of emotion... This is so good.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Lady Kerra 🌧

Your warm, embracing words are soft as gentle morning rain.. read more
Beautifully written. It takes my hand and pulls me into the cold. Into the wind. Into the loneliness.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

Suzanne M'Dear🍁

That the metaphorical emotion and reality of my words have touched.. read more
well okay - I read the title and had to wonder where you were going to take your words.

it's quite a divine piece of writing - I started out thinking about leaves and their consciousness - and argument well saved for my science studying son - then, you turn the corner to LIFE just LIFE. We cannot escape it, it's here for all of us to soak into and try to make peace with whatever is presented.

on a side note - I do wonder about the consciousness of the plants we eat and where oh where will the moral vegan / vegetarian line be drawn then?



Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

Salutations, Lady KWP 🍁

I'm so very happy the title drew you in;,otherwise, I'd no.. read more
I love the analogy between between the shivering leaf, lonely in the bitter cold, to the empty pillow that brings shivers and sadness to you. How do you explain your empty feelings to a leaf? But the essence of this poem in on the loss of a loved one, the mundane days as the pass you by with the same strand of hair on the pillow; but as seasons change, so does the heart of a person. Life is always moving and changing, so as spring beckons, perhaps a life lightens up. Thank you for sharing Richard.
Yours truly, Betty

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

What a beautiful interpretation, Betty 🥂

You've truly unlocked and expressed the v.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You're very welcome!
"Hearts like seasons...share a kinship of change" sad that, but it does happen regardless the reason. Beautiful poem, Richard

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

Yes, Lady Audrey 🍂

I concur … it is quite amazing how poignant beauty can meld s.. read more
fortunate enough to come across another of yours and this time a reflection on the end of things,
very nicely done and I appreciate just as much, your very meaningful image
my pleasure

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

7 Months Ago

Greetings, Brother Dave 🍂

I most humbly and sincerely offer my gratitude to you fo.. read more
Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

& 2U2
I am deeply touched by the sentiments expressed in this poem. A thought provoking poem.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard 🍃

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Prema 🌱

It is a distinct honor to receive your thoughtful review for th.. read more
prema

8 Months Ago

welcome Sir
The loneliness of a single leaf, fallen from a rich canopy, which can be compared so easily with the plight of a human soul left on their own after the demise of partner and friends. A beautiful offering Richard,. A most moving read. I did hear the rustle by the way of that dried and aging leaf. Well crafted as I would expect from your wonderful pen.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

8 Months Ago

Hi, Chris

It is so very nice to see you and to receive the gift of a deeply meaningfu.. read more
Richard 🍃

8 Months Ago

Side note:
My apology, Dear Chris, for the lag in responding to your beautiful comments … p.. read more

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