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  • The Last Leaf

    Photography and Poetry Collaborations

    The Last Leaf

    Standing alone through wind and rain
    for seven months she still remains
    While others flew with autumn breeze
    she clung to life the last of leaves

    Changing colors with the seasons
    seven months she has her reasons
    Determined to live her life in full
    the last to leave through push and pull

    Strength and stamina throughout her life
    surviving drought and pruning knife
    Bending with adverse conditions
    fending off nature’s ambitions

    Here she stands while others have flown
    refusing flight to great unknown
    Bending roots through test of time
    the last to leave still in her prime

    (C)Poem and Photo Boe Burke February, 2019



    Last edited by Bobby Del Boy; 02-26-2019, 05:46 AM.

  • #2
    Must be an oak. They are the last to lose leaves in our neighborhood. Beautiful observational piece Bobby!

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    • #3
      Simply Brilliant!!!!!!!!! What a spectacular piece!!!!!!! Very well done Bobby Del Boy!

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      • #4
        ‘Just hang on, to what you got’ Beautifully done, Bobby!

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        • #5
          RhymeLovingWriter thank you Paula. It’s actually a Red Maple. A mother’s day gift to my wife. The Tree the leaf and my wife, significantly all strong women and survivors. 🍁🍃

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          • #6
            Rhymeboy esteemed poet friend!

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            • #7
              It is interesting how you used the refrain with the meanings of 'leave' and that was what I noticed, as well as the second to last stanza actually leaving that out. The last leaf, nature surviving. Cool rhymes too, with the vibe characteristic of yourself! I like the tone and feeling of this poetry!

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              • Bobby Del Boy
                Bobby Del Boy commented
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                amenOra, thank you for the intricate and comprehensive analysis. Characteristic of
                yourself. Much appreciated and happy you enjoyed.

            • #8
              Another fine piece of observational poetry that was a joy to read

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              • Bobby Del Boy
                Bobby Del Boy commented
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                Jon, thank you so much poet friend!

            • #9
              This is beautiful Bobbiy. The tenacious leaf.

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              • #10
                The photo's clear
                it's still hung on
                yet this year's bud
                is ready to come

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                • #11
                  Johntee ha ha ha. Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on. Over here in the Catskill Mountains of NY, we are about to get pounded with the white fluffy stuff. The new leaves 🍁 will still be in hiding for a while.

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