Brother Leaf

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Nature's hands

On my hands

These leaves

Are leaving

An impression

On me

Feeling it's veins


About us

Is the


meditation on a themeNaturepoetry

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 24th Aug 2019 00:26

Don, the Gypsy Lady is always awake in her dreams even when she appears to be a sleep in reality!

Clear Quartz
Starts tingling
On her
Visions from
Her eyes
Through her

No one
Can deny
What this scryer's
Just seen
Future flashes by
Her Crystal
Predictions came to
Once or twice

You must
Show the
If want to

Know more

She accepts
She'll take
Your Gold
But Visa
Is best
For your
Fortune Told

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Don Matthews

Sat 24th Aug 2019 00:04


To me the art of poetry is using the 'rules' of poetry to express something in as few lines as possible. And it is an art. Anyone can burble common garden variety stuff. This is why I like Haiku.

On a more-important matter Leon's gypsy lady seems to be asleep at present. Is yours awake? What do I have to pay for a 'headed for glory' gaze? Oh? You're the lady? I don't mind waiting while you re-garb, light some candles/incense, throw a few stars and glitter around. Just say how many dollars for a favourable gaze. I can pay visa. But no Am Express. Sorry. Oh? You're not American?.....

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 23:44

Thank for reading Ray, glad to read you 'got' what I was trying to do here, keep it short to just get you to think more deeply on our connection to Nature.

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Fri 23rd Aug 2019 22:15

I feel a singing quality to this Ruth, it has joy in it. The benefits of brevity are obvious and getting to the heart of a simple leaf raising it up for comparison gives us plenty to think about !


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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 20:18

Thanks for reading Jason, and your kind comments.

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 16:48

Sometimes the true power and beauty of a message is emphasised by its brevity. How lovely to think of two living organisms that live in an almost perfect symbiotic relationship holding hands as their different, "Bloods," pump through similar veins. Excellent writing.

J. x

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 16:41

Thanks Adam yes back to nature to refresh our heads, glad that line spoke to you.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 16:39

Ha, ha Nigel well I do have a little crystal ball actually. Good poem though thanks, I'll write a crystal ball poem next

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 16:37

Yes Devon I enjoy that, exploring the interconnectedness of it all, just channelling a bit of Native American Energy here

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 16:36

Cheers Leon, I was trying to get into the simplicity of Haiku when I wrote this one

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 16:35

Thanks Don glad you liked it.

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Adam Rabinowitz

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 15:48

Leaves leaving....

I love lines like that.

Clearly we both moved from the political back to things which actually matter. Thank you for your comments on my compost.

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Don Matthews

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 15:44

Nigel - what does the gypsy lady (looking in ball) see my twirling neurons leading to? Hope not poetic doom. Would she say glory if I pay her more?.....

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Nigel Astell

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 15:36

Gypsy lady
crystal ball
says that
each vein
is travelling
to your
poetic future.

Devon Brock

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 14:17

Yes, Ruth. The interconnectivity of life. Well done.


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Fri 23rd Aug 2019 13:33

love the very clever use of simplicity Ruth.

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Don Matthews

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 13:13

I like this Ruth.....

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