Waiting For The Fall Poem by cahen thrips

Waiting For The Fall

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Every autumn you took a photograph
of the last leaf remaining
on the Japanese cherry outside our window.

Then when it finally fell in a gale
you knew that was an end
or a new beginning of winter.

This season is later than usual:
a leaf refusing to drop
more stubborn than even you.

Today you told me you'll die tomorrow,
likely falling with the final leaf
though the forecast talks of no black winds.

We know the time will soon arrive
when we must all let go
in our different ways.

And I can no longer cling to you
for you must leave me
as the falling of the last leaf.

November 2022

Jayne Louise Davies 10 January 2023

Wonderful write. Thank you for sharing.

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Savita Tyagi 12 January 2023

Your poem is as impressive as the story and movie ‘ Last Leaf' in its representation.

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Rob Lamberton 12 January 2023

Thank you for sharing your grief as the falling of the leaf! TFS

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Bharati Nayak 12 January 2023

The last leaf is stubborn, unwilling to let go.But ultimately it will fall, because this is life.

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Bharati Nayak 12 January 2023

I had read the story, 'The Last Leaf 'which was included in our school text book.After many years I am reading your poem that is so amazingly beautiful!

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Anil Kumar Panda 10 January 2023

Beautifully inked. Thanks for sharing my dear friend. Enjoyed.

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