Lost Leaves

For Poets United Midweek Motif – Longing. An American Sentence. Also for dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night.

Lost Leaves
“To ask why we fall in love is to ask why the leaves fall.” ― Jimvirle/Jinvirle

Autumn deepens; faded leaves swirl in the cold wind searching for their tree.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 16:29:44



  2. Ron.
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 16:32:06

    Haiku Americana! Delicioso!


  3. gillena cox
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 17:41:23

    Nice one. Happy Wednesday. Thanks for dropping by my blog to read mine

    Much ✏love


  4. Eileen T O'Neill
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 18:30:59

    A most seasonal manner of understanding longing..Lovely..


  5. Sherry Marr
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 20:29:23

    Ah, I love the leaves searching for their tree. I hope they know they protect butterflies in winter……..


  6. susanstoo
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 22:17:12

    How cool is that! Leaves searching for instead of leaving . . .


  7. Sumana Roy
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 23:36:33

    A wonderful American Sentence! Enjoyed the scene.


  8. Brendan
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 05:34:40

    The “deepening” of the season is what brings longing in the wind. Perfect image of it in the leaves searching for the tree they once thrived upon.


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:20:40

    Oh I do love the leaves searching for the tree… in the end they will the tree through the roots in decay.


    • kanzensakura
      Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:48:56

      Yes they will! We don’t take the leaves from our yard but let them settle and decay. My neighbor finally learned to not take their yard until almost Christmas when all the leaves have fallen. She was working herself to death raking every week.

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  10. S
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:23:36

    So beautiful, T.


  11. andysmerdon
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 16:27:35

    Nice 🙂


  12. sanaarizvi
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 17:17:50



  13. Just Barry
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 21:43:05

    A creative, poetic method of exploring and describing longing, as once undone from the tree, the leaf can never return to the branch.


  14. rothpoetry
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 22:07:54

    Leaves are the ultimate disconnect! I like that.


  15. msjadeli
    Nov 28, 2019 @ 22:20:02

    Ah, so that’s what they are doing. One of life’s mystery’s revealed 🙂


  16. kim881
    Nov 29, 2019 @ 03:42:42

    You’ve captured the moment beautifully in your American sentence, Toni.


  17. whippetwisdom
    Nov 29, 2019 @ 06:50:53

    I love this deepening phase of Autumn, beautifully penned Toni 🤗💖🍁 xxx


    Nov 29, 2019 @ 11:25:28

    I love the swirling leaves searching for their tree!


  19. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 29, 2019 @ 12:09:00

    I like the perspective of those leaves searching for their tree.


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