Expressions, or: Last hurrahs

Poetry Partners #136

‘Leaf Expression’, a poem by Mary Anne Abdo of ‘Blue Stained Glass’

Wondering through the forest.
I follow blue that turns into auburn, orange and gold.
Leaves falling carpeting the woodland floor below.
My steps are imprinting a trail for those to follow.
An eerie silence is broken by autumn winds.
As a tree branch lets go of their colored foliage.
Just like a child at Christmas picking up to examine each fall trinket.
Mesmerized by the veins of the leaves that are intricately designed.
Throwing them back up into the air chasing the wind.
Walking down the valley where water meets the earth.
A cornucopia of water colored leaves float down stream.
Dragonflies zoom from end to end.
Trying to catch the last of their summer prey.
Their buzzing noise is soothing to my ears.
Their wings mimic the surrounding colors of natureโ€™s beauty.
Here I sit and write trying to drink the last moments before the sun fadesโ€ฆ

Three inverted ‘lanternes’ (i.e. ‘falling leaves’) by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

leaves
blue, auburn, gold
woodland floor
colored
winds
wings
soothing buzzing
dragonflies
beauty
noise
steps
chasing the wind
mesmerized
moments
fade

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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16 thoughts on “Expressions, or: Last hurrahs”

  1. Love the descriptions of Autumn here by Mary Anne, they’re incredibly vivid & accurate David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ And your lanterne response is so succint! Bravo! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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