For Magpie Tales (image – Red Chair), Succinctly Yours (image – toddler on cycle, word – backbone – I used the 140 words limit today and the poem below has 111 words), Sunday Whirl (wordle image with words), OSI (Nest), Sunday Scribblings (flood)
A flood of
memories rushed into a room long forgotten
had build their nests and since abandoned
swayed and fell silently into a heap outside
babies on bikes skimmed pebbled paths for a ride
One leaf would
not fall, had a tough backbone, it held on tight
below for it was its end in sight
The scent of
fall filled the still space
memories watched as the other leaves fell down as if in a race
still held on, now only by a fleck
tree gave up, the load of this last leaf seemingly too much to take
As I saw the prompts for this week’s Sunday memes, I tried to find a way to weave them all together (as usual) and this is my result here. The inspiration for this poem or rather as I wrote it, I remembered the story (not sure which way it was since we can never really figure out how the human brain works!) – ‘The Last Leaf’ by O ‘ Henry (one of my top – ten favorite short stories).
And if you are looking for bookish gifts for someone on your list this holiday season, have a look at the giveaways on my blog – links on the right and go ahead and enter them.
And with post, I have managed to continue on my quest for NaBloPoMo this month – to post every day!