Nature is on stage during Autumn’s curtain call. Trees take a bow and we applaud— a show of gratitude for an unforgettable display of beauty and art.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem from Robbie whose heartfelt words are a fitting tribute to Veteran’s Day:
The old man
Sits and carves
In the furl of his brow
Layers are stripped
As he whittles in time
Slivers curl back as years
With shavings and tears
As remnants fall like shrapnel
To the cutting room floor
In disciplined craftsmanship
The essence of childhood
Is revealed in wood
As the toy soldier stood
The old man salutes what is lost
And what would never be understood
Photo Play Prompt: Take a walk among the Autumn trees. Snap a photograph of the breathtaking display around you. Or perhaps capture the delicate intricacy of leaves, bark, and branches.
NOTE TO POETS: Looking for your Monday poetry prompt? On Photo Play weeks, it’s right here. Find inspiration from the photo in the post and respond with a poem. Leave your poem in the comment box. We’ll be reading.
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