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.

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Richard🖌

2 Years 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) Oh my goodness. Please pass the tissues. You write with such vivid imagery your reader feels as though they are actually there. Beautifully done my friend! ~Sharon

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

4 Months Ago

And, Dear Sharon 🍂

How beautifully and graciously you've expressed your gentle emo.. read more
I just reread this as I am working on my Free Verse poem..
Empty bed
lone hair
such clear images...
Love it again..

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

7 Months Ago

Lisa,
As I love it again that you do. : )

Thanks for taking another bite! ⁓ .. read more
Lisasview

7 Months Ago

Always my pleasure..
Lisa
I like the symbolism you employ with changing seasons. But even as glorious death burned in autumn colors; even as those leaves grew brown and crumbled, they fertilized the roots and fed the tree and kept it warm through winter until the hope of new life in Spring. That single strand of hair though...
I enjoyed this.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

9 Months Ago

My sincere thanks, Fabian 🤜✫🤛

Seeing you'd read this one, I'd hoped you might.. read more
How can you write something where I feel connected to a LEAF?! This was amazing... We have more in common with them than we think... and we have more in common with inanimate objects than we can imagine..Living the same life ... every day... just in different form...lonely, cold, and repetitive, until we pass... Loved this one Richard.
Marina

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

10 Months Ago

Marina Dear 🍂

Though, I'm sure your latent skills are fully capable of writing in .. read more
I love this Richard..especially the end.. "hearts like season..." Oh gosh that is so true!!
The lone hair... remarkable..
What I love is that I get it...

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Lisa 🍂

That you love anything about my simple poetic efforts here is gr.. read more
dear Richard... a heart-felt "prayer" poem that touches
the Autumn of my life with a Song... as Seasons change
and the Chirp of a Cricket seems sad... but yet beckons us to a time when
we will blow in the Wind in gorgeous colors of Apricot and Gold...
tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Thank you ever-so gratefully, Lady Pat 🙏

Your soft, lusty voice touches deeply and.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

You are a romantic with your Sonnets... wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving and Holidays. Thank you f.. read more
Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Ahhh-YES!
The very same to Thee.
Charming? As is thyself, M'Lovely Lady-Poet🥂
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,

Only a leaf knows how to feel when rain hits it, an iscickle hits it, Snow... Coldness presents itself
The mildew, possibly the sun, A warmth feeling....
This is wonderful, I enjoyed this

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Hi again, Kay 🍂

Oh-boy! Two reviews in a row from you … what a nice treat.
.. read more
Explaining to a leaf.. unique title,
I like to write a poem about this title, this intrigued me.
Such a lovely write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Katzie Dear🍁

I would love to read your poem of "Explaining to a Leaf". I know it w.. read more
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In the cold weather leaves tremble as they are frightened of falling down on earth, but to a heart who lost its love and every day is a reminder of that loss, to it, that coldness of falling down on earth can be a blessing, as it can bestow a new lease of life. A new beginning perhaps! Otherwise a lonely pillow is very personal on the love front... This is a very touchy piece of writing

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Dear Dreamer 💫

Your words sigh ever-so softly, warmly, and smoothly unt.. read more

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