Prosperity

Prosperity

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

Many a leaf floats softly down,
a blaze of gold upon the ground
comes treasure from a grieving tree.

And like our loved ones when they're gone,
in precious thought they still live on
and that means all the world to me.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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this reminds me of Vermont as well....that pic of my mom...the beauty of fall, her beauty...and then the impending winter to come...so cold and lonely without her....i enjoyed the prosperity of having my folks for so long....having those summers and falls in Vermont...i was quite lucky.

j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Now this one was in my garden Jacob, though I am so pleased that it still reminded you of Vermont an.. read more



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Well, i must have been on a top secret spying mission (in bed) when you wrote this Chris, as it seems i am late to the party. (that bloody postman always seems to lose my invites) 😀
But glad i found this little gem, just laying there like a leaf on the ground, waiting for the sun to glint it into being noticed.
Life does have a way of connecting our emotions with the most implausible of sights, like a lone leaf, or a chill, running through our database and bringing to mind loved ones, from the simplest things complexity builds.
A little gem here amongst the many.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Lorry for your lovely review. Pleased you made the party. Doesn't matter that you are late.. read more
I keep looking for a newie here but no luck yet
Just wanted to thank you 4 all the visits over the year and hope you and yours all have a happy holiday season
Merry Christmas

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Merry Christmas Dave to you and yours. Yes, I am afraid the poetry has been on the back burner for t.. read more
I imagine you have a glorious and well preserved leaf collection my dear Christine I always say the true measure of person is how many hearts you have touched and touched yours... that is the true currency that one will be asked to pay when the time comes to meet the divine and me thinks in that realm you are wealthy... Merry Christmas:)

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dear Bunny, you say the nicest things. Thank you for this lovely review. Hope you are having a wonde.. read more
Beautifully written Chris. The way you connect fallen leaves to loved ones gone by is just awesome...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much DIVYA. Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones. Always good to see you on my pag.. read more
DIVYA

5 Months Ago

Always a pleasure to be here...
Merry Christmas to you and yours too, dear Chris...And a bles.. read more
The rhyme and beauty
in this piece how sweet lovely
and alittle Melancholic,

But so beautiful as our
loved ones live in our hearts...

And in everything we do
we carry them with us always.

They live in our memories
laughter our traditions,

In our family traits and looks
and habits passed down to
us.

So we see them in the
mirror even though we're
ourselves they're with us
always.


Many a leaf floats softly down,
a blaze of gold upon the ground
comes treasure from a grieving tree.


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dear Benita, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on my page. Always good to get a visit from.. read more
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

5 Months Ago

Thank you merry Christmas ❄ 🎉
to you and your family from my family
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you my friend.
This a very healing poem, shows how important loved ones are and that our legacy lives on.

T

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful review. Most appreciated. All good wishes to you and yours f.. read more
Yes, we have our memories and especially this time of year they are precious. How beautifully you have expressed your longing for lost loved ones, Chris. Lydi**

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dear Lydi**. Thank you for your lovely review. Hope all is well. Sending you good wishes from across.. read more
So very true and touchingly penned these engaging lines Chris -- Such a perceptive comparison with fall of gold leaves - - thank you.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many thanks for your visit Fay and your encouraging review. Most appreciated. All good wishes.
.. read more
We humans know the value of something or someone when we lose them or in departure from our world. What a great analogy. Treasure is to be treasured with deep measure suffered. We treasure you though on this site and your contributions.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dear Sami, your review warmed my heart. Thank you so much and all good wishes to you for Christmas a.. read more
Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

You are welcome. Same to you.
“treasure from a grieving tree.. a blaze of gold upon the ground” is a lovely way of remembering. We have that exact scene every Autumn 🍂 from two huge Maple trees ... in our front yard. truly, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you Pat. I bet your maple trees are a glory to behold in autumn. Happy to have you visit this .. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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