Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Leaf Tells

“I brought something for you. This… The most important leaf in human history. It’s full of stories.” ~ Doctor Who

my leaf collection,

rich
with tears and scratches,

speaking
of the lives of trees
(and me)



I found this one impaled on a rosebush,
the day before my mastectomy

 for Poets United Midweek Motif, where a stunning hostess invites everyone to write a new poem that uses not-so-old-fashioned “Hobbies” as a foundation

43 comments:

  1. The leaf is so fragile - but beautiful and resilient too.

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  2. We are not going to get through life without a few scratches and inconvenience of our way. It make us stronger and more caring too, doesn't it?

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    1. All that bit about what doesn't kill us makes us stronger (fighters) is quite correct, methinks.

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  3. And a leaf is all the more beautiful. What a little, shiny gem the poem is!

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  4. A leaf collection or a collection of "leaves" things left behind. Gathered together. With a big enough collection you could create an entire tree. (Perhaps a family tree?) I've always loved that the leaf is what provides the energy for the tree to survive, but the tree sloughs them off each fall and still survives.

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    1. A collection of memories, always growing into more...

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  5. Beautiful, collecting leaves and all their stories.

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  6. Leaves...the lifeblood of trees putting its energy to work...I like that you kept that special leaf. May it always remind you of the strength you have within and of you unique beauty

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  7. The Doctor Who quote is a wonderful springboard for your words, Magaly, and you’ve given it depth, breadth, and the richness of tears and scratches! A beautiful metaphor for you!

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  8. A lovely cherita
    Happy Wednesday Magaly

    Much❤🕊❤love

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  9. Oh this touched me to the absolute core, Magaly!!💖💖 Your love for nature and everything that it represents shines through in this poem. How lovely it must be to have a leaf collection 😍😍

    Thank you for your loving comment on my poem! I enjoyed writing to your prompt!!💖💖

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  10. Magaly, I love that you collect leaves, and this one is so lovely.

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  11. It's hard to be a living thing without picking up a few scratches and tears along the way. But if we are lucky we get some good stories to go along with life's abrasions.

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  12. Fine, indeed! It's good to be reminded. I forgot all my hobbies, but now and then run across leaves tucked into books in days gone by. I love that.

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  13. "rich
    with tears and scratches,"

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    And aesthetically, I adore the colour and texture of the leaf against that glorious red and black backdrop!

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  14. A leaf tells a powerful story of resilience.

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  15. The leaf, floating to somewhere, snagged by a sharp thorn on the red of a rosebush. It has a tale to tell now that it is rescued.

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  16. Leaves and trees represent life wonderfully! This is deep and lovely Magaly! 😍

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  17. I love that the leaf is imperfect, yet still here.

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  18. Beautiful poem and photo. By its wounds and scars, that leaf has survived alot! Fragile, yet strong, and still beautiful.

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  19. This is beautiful and so meaningful! Big Hugs!

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I love your insightful remarks. So, go ahead, let them fly…