Tuesday, November 15, 2011

scattered connections

November 15, 2011- Small Stones 
scattered  connections  by  Teri H Hoover

Walking through drizzle, I see her.
She stands looking puzzled 

on her porch.
She waves me toward her.

She wants to pet my dog.
I approach, 

admiring the magnificent red carpet of freshly fallen leaves. 
She pets my dog, warily keeping one eye on all those leaves.

"It's never done this before."

Bewildered I look again at the tree standing in the rain.
Maybe she saw something else.

Blacksburg, Va- Nov 15 2011

I spoke with the elderly woman's daughter the next day. 
She said her mother will fret until all those leaves are picked up.


  1. Even the old can see something new! This is a thought-provoking piece, and the picture is wonderful.

  2. Great poem. The photo makes it perfect.

  3. How I miss the fallen leaves of Autumn, *sigh*, this is lovely and the photo breathtaking.


  4. Libby- thank you. This woman reminded me to fret less over things that could be beautiful...if we let them.

  5. Mike- Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment. I do love to add photos to my pieces.

  6. Flaubert- This poor woman was really in a tizzy over these leaves- I thought they were absolutely gorgeous! I have sent you a autumn photo- enjoy!


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