Fade As A Leaf

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© Andrea Petersen
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We all do fade as a leaf...Isaiah 64: 6

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A leaf once held beauty
Glowing in the sun;
Showing life was fun
Hanging from a tree.

Its fate was to die
While still on the tree
Ripping holes
For new eyes
That can see
God in the sky.

What did not erase
As the lines
Crept on its face...
This faded old leaf
Left us no grief,
But a smile behind...

Poetry by me AJP

This leaf stood out to me as I went for my walk in the woods, for the way
it was still clinging on the tree even after it died and the unusual holes
that formed eyes, nose and a mouth that turned up in in a smile.

10 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    Nice photo and poem Andrea. It reminds me of a pumpkin : )

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (19 Oct 2010):

    SO artistic! Like Ann said, it does look like a pumpkin. I love the way you captured the light.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 Oct 2010):

    love the lights!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (19 Oct 2010):

    The lighting is superb!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (19 Oct 2010):

    Love your poem. Wonderful photo too.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (20 Oct 2010):

    He has teeth too!! The lighting shows this leaf off so beautifully.. a truly lovely capture and poem!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (21 Oct 2010):

    Cool find! Art is everywhere.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (22 Oct 2010):

    Perfect light. :)

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (30 Oct 2010):

    a great close-up!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    hea pilt.hea saak

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