Sunday, 11 August 2013

Leaves





just leaves 
leaves
lamenting warmth
like coloured paints drying pale
and scattered loose to the winds
like sunlight shattered
she
like sunlight shattered
and scattered loose to the winds
like coloured paints drying pale
lamenting warmth
leaves
just leaves


Linking to:
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Weekend Mini Challenge - Palindrome
Poetry Pantry

31 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow!! That's so clever...I'm thrilled with the double meaning on, "leaves!!" Great work with this!

Grace said...

Lovely autumn leaves ~ I like how the second part takes on a different meaning with leaves, she just leaves ~ Wonderful palindrome ~ Thanks for linking up ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Love how you turned from one meaning to the other seamlessly...beautiful piece.

humbird said...

wow...like the bridge 'she'...how amazing changing view...very smart palindrome...and beautiful...love autumn leaves...ths

Brian Miller said...

really a great turn in this gemma...these are not the easiest things to write--at least not to get to make sense but you pulled it off nicely and gave a nice swing in mood from side to side...smiles.

Vandana Sharma said...

Wonderful palindrome poem and paints a beautiful picture with leaves.

Suzy said...

What a clever poem. I never knew one could write a palindrome poem but wow you did it superbly. Nice pic too.

kaykuala said...

Beautiful Autumn leaves can never be forgotten even left dry on the ground. Copper tone is an amazing color. Nicely Gemma!

Hank

Nataša Dolenc said...

hmmm...love the autumnal feel... leaves.

Björn said...

This is brilliant... and the double of meaning of leaves comes out excellently... seen as separate poems I prefer the second one :-)

Mary said...

Perfection in palindrome. Very well done.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a gorgeous poem, Gemma. the mood you have achieved is so affecting, and I love the sound qualities you have incorporated. The final lines are very haunting.

Panchali said...

"she
like sunlight shattered
and scattered loose to the winds
like coloured paints drying pale
lamenting warmth"-- Beautiful....:)

Susan said...

I am totally moved by this poem, particularly the drying paints on a palate no longer used, flaking away. My. Thank you.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Love the cadence here. Well done with the prompt.

himani rawat nayal said...

leaves just leaves...
Wonderful writing. :)

Wolfsrosebud said...

first... the picture is gorgeous... loved how this worked out... beautiful

jossina said...

Wow ! that was brilliant written.I do really admire.

Sumana Roy said...


easy flow tinged with sadness....

TALON said...

The photo made me think of autumn (my favorite season) and the poem made me think of those who have done just that - left their lives (sometimes themselves) behind. Just gorgeous!

Sumana Roy said...

easy flow tinged with sadness.........

Loredana Donovan said...

Clever! Beautifully written to the form. Love the nature imagery and double meaning :)

McGuffy Ann said...

I really like this! Well done.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A lovely palindrome. Here we are about a month away from the leaves falling......

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I liked "like coloured paints drying pale" Very nice.

Mama Zen said...

This is outstanding!

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfectly done, Gemma. The repetition is so perfectly blended that we wouldn't have known it was there if we hadn't been watching for it, after struggling with our own palindromes.
And the photo is beautiful.
K

ssmatthews451 said...

Autumn brings changes, the warmth of summer fades, leaves fall, and we greater sense the approach of winter's frosty nip. Well written, subtle and yet very clear!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Gemma, thanks for stopping by my blog. This prompt I didn't even attempt, and here, you manage a haiku feel while weaving a bittersweet picture of summer's wane. Really lovely. Amy

Anna Barham said...

I love a good palindrome, beautiful imagery.

Celestial Dreamz said...

this is an extremely intelligent writing ... wonderful!

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