A Solitary Wayward Leaf

A Solitary Wayward Leaf

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

A leaf in happy morning mood
kept active by a wilful gust
that saw it cartwheel quick, quick, slow.,
which knocked the winter rust off me.
My toes felt lifted, so inspired
I gathered pace and took a chance.
I chased it down a country lane
to join it in its crazy dance.

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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i love this...the willingness to run with abandon in life...to take risks. the wind being a whim...
and i found it interesting that in reading the first few lines i not only envisioned, but hoped for the ending...that the speaker would be dancing with the leaf...
what great partners they make.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Jacob. Such fun to watch a scuttling leaf tumble down the lane. Even more fun joining in jts .. read more



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loved the little leaf dance, Chris, a wee smile in these grim days, thanks

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thanks gram. A bit of light hearted whimsy. Chasing leaves, ..... if only.
Your poem shows just the beginning of this dance, but it conjures up so much more. I see this leaf finding a stream & floating along as the narrator follows, occasionally nudging with a stick if her leaf gets stuck on some rock. This is a profound analogy for our times . . . some of us follow the leaf's natural dance . . . others follow whatever is the current panic or trend or fomenting madness! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Margie. Happy to dance with the leaf, but not one to follow the sheep blindly :)) Hope all is.. read more
Very nice. I wish I could be as free-spirited and could join you in the dance with the dry leaves.
Lovely poem

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Sharda for your review and visit. Both appreciated.

Chris
I’ve had the fun of trying to catch runaway papers before and came to the conclusion that ‘old man wind’ was just having fun with me :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

You are so right, he is more than capable of a good tease. I have had that experience too, of papers.. read more
if we stop and really look at what is happening around us there are so many things to make us smile, and your leaf i can just visualize lol ... dancing on the breeze.. wonderful.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Stella. How right you are, we just need to look. Maybe us poets are better at that than ot.. read more
Love it! Captured by the whims of nature . . . like seeking wisdom, happiness or mystery!
T

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you Tom. Pleased you enjoyed the read.
.

Chris
A beautiful and joyful poem. Sometimes, less is more.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you Penny writer for your visit. Much appreciated.

Chris
I love this! There is such a freedom and the joy of nature and love when I read this.. Beautiful!

Lynda

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks lynda for your encouraging review. Very much appreciated.

Chris
Oh I can’t wait to knock the winter rust off me - just the tiniest inkling of the coming Spring is sure to set me gallivanting down that country road with careless abandon - this one made me smile :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Good to make someone smile. Pleased that happened to you. Thank you Carolynn.

Chris
For the sake of simplicity I would get rid of the 'a' from the third and second to last line and the 'it' from the last line.
to read....
"I gathered pace and took chance.
I chased it down country lane
to join in its crazy dance."

This is very good work regardless.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
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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