jerry hughes
a citizen of the world
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Leaf Comments

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'I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree'

A single leaf makes its own history.
Attached to the bough from which it

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jerry hughes
COMMENTS
Kim Barney 26 May 2015
Very well done, Jerry. Man sometimes is blind to his own destruction. You would probably like my (almost) newest poem: O NIDO (THE NEST) . It's in Portuguese but has the English translation with it.
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Simone Inez Harriman 17 April 2015
A truly lovely poem Jerry. So sad the blind destruction of what really matters in our world.
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Hans Vr 24 October 2014
The micro-world of leaves on trees, miraculously growing on hard wooden branches getting in an equally miraculous way their water and food from deep beneath. And then we look at another leave and another, the branch and the tree and suddenly we wake up to the cruelty of humans selfishly ending the miracle Excellent poem
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Miriam Maia Padua 06 September 2014
the connection of nature and man....your wonderful poem has it....we are but like trees....
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Roseann Shawiak 09 March 2014
Yes, man thinks he is better at making beautiful picturesque views and landscapes, when he is in fact the destroyer of all that is good, and beautiful through his misguided thoughts and greed. Man is ignorant to the nth degree! Just had a thought - so far haven't seen any poets on PH that are landscapers, have you? RoseAnn
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Mary Amrutha 21 November 2013
very good poem sir... nice to read
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John Brown 31 October 2013
I like trees too. Nice one Jerry.
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Sandra Feldman 31 August 2013
Yes, stupid man cuts down everything that is natural and free, He IS as Stupid as he can be! ! ! Lovely thoughts and poem, nice meeting you this way. S. Woof PS I think that I shall never see.... is one of my favorite poem, I can't think of the name now, excuse me.
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Sandra Feldman 31 August 2013
Yes, stupid man cuts down everything that is natural and free, He IS as Stupid as he can be! ! ! Lovely thoughts and poem, nice meeting you this way. S. Woof PS I think that I shall never see.... is one of my favorite poem, I can't think of the name now, excuse me.
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Heather Wilkins 29 July 2013
joyce Kilmer said it beautifully, so did you.
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Kasia Fedyk 22 May 2012
Jerry Hughes, Thank you! ! Your poem is beautiful and I can feel every word you speak, shall I say your heart and your soul, Oh how I see that leaf and as a matter of fact, just not to long ago I picked one up, small, beautiful yellow in color, sitting alone on the ground wanting me to touch it and I saw all the perfect lines it had its life source, like a living heart. Thank you so much for this sublime poem. God Bless You and Keep You! Love and Light! [3 Kasia
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Walterrean Salley 06 March 2012
Poem teaches some interesting things about the leaf - a simple, everyday item, so commonly ignored.
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Sally Plumb Plumb 07 February 2012
Bravo Jerry. A lovely piece..(Try The Dryad When you have a spare minute.Best regards Sally x
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Chris Jibero 12 October 2010
A nice poem.I like the line ' A single leaf makes its own history', for every man is distinct from others.
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sara }i{ 01 August 2010
I loved it......It's amazing so meaningful and beautiful 10/10 :)
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Nimal Dunuhinga 01 December 2009
I cry with your great poem of Humanity..............You are a great person who grabs the nature like a Mother grabs her feeble child..................-a decaying leaf writes-
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Sandra Martyres 20 October 2009
You bring to mind Joyce Kilmer's poem that I loved at school....yes I agree with Patti...the inventor of chainsaws needs to be in chains....beautiful poem
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Awesome! The last two lines really caught my attention. Throughout its life human benefitted from it. This poem is a wake up call for us to give more value not just for trees but the nature. Thanks! best regards, jdh
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Patrick A. Martin 08 October 2009
Hey Jerry I don't have to tell you how much I love nature. This is an amazing poem. We gotta find that guy who invented chainsaws I tell ya.
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C. P. Sharma 29 July 2009
Sir, We all say the same thing but the beauty lies in how you say it. You say it sweetly and silently that melts into our being. Everything in Nature, even the smallest leaf, is meant for others. It is the selfish and egoist man alone who doesn't learn lessons from it. On the other side, he is bent to reverse the creation to his own interest fogetting self annihilation. Your last two lines sum up everything and have a message for the good of mankind, Throughout it's life it made no enemy, yet, men come with chainsaws to fell the parent tree. But how many of us care for it! ! ! ! ! We are destroying our forests, our life source unscrupulously. Warm regards. CP
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