Dead Red

Dead Red

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(hope you can see what i see)

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each decaying leaf
bleeds glorious rich colour
in death's defiance

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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The meaning I get from this one is that beauty persists even in the midst of apparent death. Also, we might also see it as illustrating that the last stage of life can be the most beautiful. I tell myself something similar with each new white hair in my beard.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you John. There is certainly beauty in decaying leaves. I have never felt that way regarding t.. read more



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Brilliant imagination. nicely written. keep it up.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Day Ago

Thank you Arundass TP. Your visit most appreciated.

Chris
A beautiful haiku. An idea, such as the one of defiance, transcends death. Inspiring!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Pennywriter for your review. I appreciate your thoughts.

Chris
This reminds me of women as they bleed to color the world.Lovely wording.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Tania for your thoughts. All good wishes.

Chris


.................................... a fragile, yet perfectly formed little thing .. a bit like me, in red :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

I neva thought of you as being a fragile little thing you know :) Better be careful where I walk. Ha.. read more
perfect poetry in poignant pithy pulchritude postulated:) LOL im having an alliteration attack please be patient with me dear Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Is it catching? I could do with an attack of alliteration myself at times Bunny:) Thank you for popp.. read more
Robert Trakofler

3 Weeks Ago

it is horrid that needle is so very slow
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Hope it speeds up a bit. We are all sitting and waiting :)
A wonderful poem that paints a truly beautiful picture! I loved the vivid imagery and your wording. A perfect poem for fall.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

You are always so encouraging Colacat and I thank you for that. Have a great Thursday.

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Nice, vivid image and a meaningful message all wrapped in a concise little poem. It reminds me of an essay by Diane Ackerman titled, "Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall".

Here's a link, in case you wish to give it a read.
http://mssandersonsouthcache.weebly.com/uploads/8/5/8/9/8589339/whyleavesturncolorinfall_2012.pdf

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Laz for your review. Pleased to have you visit and I checked out your link. So basically t.. read more
Laz K.

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, true - about the leaves. But, she also describes the spectacular colors of leaves. I thought it.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

You are absolutely right. Nature gifts us a feast of rich splendour in autumn hues. The season of de.. read more
Bagging, bagging seemingly tons of fallen leaves. It is such a chore, yet today, like you, I couldn't help but see just how beautiful they are even though they are dead. Thank you Chris.

Take care of yourself - Dave


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Dear Dave thank you for dropping in. I have spent two hours this morning raking up fallen leaves. Th.. read more
I certainly hope "red is dead" in this election... but just my opinion.

This is a beautiful haiku, and the ambiguity and symbolism makes it fun to interpret for different readers. :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Pleased you made quite alot out of this little Haiku . I reckon there will be many thinking along th.. read more
there are lessons in nature for us. we are inextricably linked with it. the leaves die in a blaze of glory, should we not be like them, making the most of what we have. not even death can take away what was lived. this packs quite a powerful punch. beautiful chris. a little different than i'm used to from you ... :)

am reminded of, “Even trees do not die without a groan.” - Thoreau

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Many thanks for your lovely review Pete and especially for your Thoreau quote. What wisdom he had. K.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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