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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

L for ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday offers the letter L for this week's prompt. Thanks!
Come play along...




Leaf

she discovered a brittle leaf
pale green and curled alone

picked it up and smiled
to find autumn in her hand

stretching her knotty fingers
she gently traced the veins

with hands that bore the signs
of seasons' multi-strings 

limbs shrug off their leaves
when summer drops the light


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30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shot, lovely leaf and lovely words and those make for a very lovely "L" day!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Rose said...

I'm always impressed by the different words and subjects people choose for ABC Wednesday each week. "Leaf" is the perfect choice for this autumn day! Wonderful poem--I love the line "to find autumn in her hand." As I grow older, I find myself more in tune with the beauty of nature and the changing seasons.

Michelle Johnson said...

leaf is certainly a good choice for autumn writing. you've turned another great poem. hope all is well.

Janie said...

Evocative. Autumn in her hand, and upon her hand, in the knotty fingers that haave seen many seasons.

Shoshana said...

What a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

I, too, enjoyed your lovely poem. I especially like the line, "when summer drops the light." That's how it feels!

photowannabe said...

Such a beautiful word picture. Your photo goes perfectly with it.
I do believe Fall is here.

Hildred and Charles said...

I have such empathy for your lovely poem, - beautifully descriptive words that paint a familiar picture.

Sistertex said...

Lovely, simple and refreshing for the fall.

Tammie Lee said...

tender comparison, aging hands and autumnal leaf. the light in your photos is grand.

magiceye said...

this is so beautiful

Paula Scott said...

What a wonderful treat to be able to enjoy your beautiful images and words each week!
I am just about always speechless from you writing.

Reader Wil said...

I really like this poem! The old hand picking up the fallen leaf. A hand that has known many autumns.
Have a great day!

ArneA said...

Thanks for visiting. Love our poem

anthonynorth said...

You captured it. All my leaves are leaving as I write.

Irene said...

What a marvellous leaf.

Trillium said...

Your image and poem perfectly captured that bittersweet wonder of autumn. Lovely tumbling words, like leaves drifting down. Thank you!

Q said...

Lovely L!
I also am finding Autumn under my foot!
Wet leaves can be slippery!
Happy ABC Wednesday.
Sherry

Maggie said...

I felt as if I was observing the seasons of humans and nature at the same time.

Enjoyable read.

kondratas said...

I like how light you kept this, from a from the graceful tracing of the veins, to how you let summer bow out. Brittle leaf, strong write!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

season's multi-strings seems to jar a little but the phrase is growing on me.

inlandempiregirl said...

I love the leaf for L and the line autumn in her hand. Lovely imagery.

nonizamboni said...

Oh my, dear autumn. . .[she] smiled to find autumn in her hand.
This is lovely. Thank you!

Joy said...

Lovely wistful autumnal thought.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful photograph (I love the textures & colors) and poem.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very autumnal. Getting blustery lately.

swapnap said...

The picture loaded slowly but i could see it through the poem so clearly....lovely words.

missalister said...

I very much enjoyed this tender one, how it flowed easy with its moving drift...until the last stanza showed how the hard truth drops. Exceptional : )

Dragonstar said...

I love the photo - and I can so relate to the poem!
Thanks for your kind comment on mine.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I like your poem. It is very thoughtful and also a little bit sad. The picture is a perfect illustration.