The Last Leaf

Spread the love

They whisper to me
the gusty wind, the drops of rain
before a new chapter of life begins

There is undying hope
in every glance, in every breath
regarding stride of life, and time of deathΒ 

Perhaps, love is a last leaf
that clings upon the gentle strings
of heart, even though time is short

 

Photo credits:Β Pinterest

Posted for “Flash 55 Plus” @ Real Toads

& on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets UnitedΒ 

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    Such a strong sense of antithesis in these lines, Sanaa.

    regarding stride of life, and time of death…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. This is a beautiful poem, Sanaa, which certainly whispers to me. I especially love the lines:
    ‘Perhaps, love is a last leaf
    that clings upon the gentle strings
    of heart, even though time is short’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  3. kanzensakura says:

    Love sometimes is that last leaf clinging to the branch, to life. Lovely write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  4. Rommy says:

    We need to treasure the beautiful things in life before they blow away like an autumn leaf.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  5. How I LOVE those gorgeous closing lines in your last stanza. Just beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh gosh ❀️ thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Sara McNulty says:

    Your ending to this beautiful poem is brilliant. It is tangible.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  7. Altogether lovely. I like the gentleness and hopefulness.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  8. Gina says:

    How gently you pluck those heartstrings…beautifully done XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gina πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. Cressida says:

    This is a very beautiful poem.. Your illustration is lovely too. Love and compassion is the only thing to cling to that is worth anything ultimately.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Cressida πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. A jewel of an ephemeral,poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. Kunal says:

    Beautifully done, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kunal πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  12. Old Egg says:

    I really loved this poem Sanaa it was so beautifully expressed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. thotpurge says:

    Gentle prayer..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  14. Susan says:

    To quote you–whistles!!!–lovely, spare and resounding, like a perfectly placed and barely tinkling bell.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it!❀️

  15. kaykuala h says:

    Perhaps, love is a last leaf
    that clings

    It is really and it does cling

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  16. Truedessa says:

    This is beautiful, I can feel that last leaf wanting to cling to the tree of life and love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  17. Manicddaily says:

    super sweet poem, Sanaa; thanks! k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Karin πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  18. Perhaps love is a last leaf. After all many grow in spring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Colleen ❀️

  19. gillena says:

    Wow! that end verse is awesome

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  20. When one is familiar with the magic of a leaf, this becomes so much more

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Martin ❀️

  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    This piece has so much stirring in it … nature … hope. ‘Perhaps, love is a last leaf
    that clings upon the gentle strings of heart’ captures that ‘stir’ so evocatively. Lovely writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  22. Old Egg says:

    This is so beautfiful and true. What a wonderful poem you have written here Sanaa,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. Sumana Roy says:

    Love the idea of love, hope, clinging to the heart as the last leaf, amidst the onslaught of autumn, bringing greater meaning to life. An exquisite thought.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  24. annell4 says:

    Perfect!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  25. Marian says:

    This just makes me sigh…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. hedgewitch says:

    Simple, yet so poignant.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hedgewitch πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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