Get Your Premium Membership

My Fragile Friends

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Connie Marcum Wong.


Please speak to me my lovely friend With leaves stirred softly by the wind Under enchanted autumn sky Where your susurrate sounds drift by. Sing soft melodies in choir As leaves glow as if on fire. I feel your abject dying pain When wet and cold from chilling rain. I remember spring at your birth, How you brightened verdant earth. And then in summer your soft shade Where under your cool leaves I laid. You always spoke or sang to me While holding close your mother tree. But now in autumn's silver sky Soft spoken leaves whisper goodbye. © Connie Marcum Wong September 17, 2016 Poem of the Day Leaves talking - Poetry Contest N/A Sponsor John Lawless

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
12
Date: 12/20/2016 12:53:00 PM
lovely couplet and reading the comments a potd congrats stephen
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2016 10:09:00 PM
Thank you Stephen. I have a lot of autumn poems because it is my favorite season. Have a wonderful Holiday! ; )
Date: 12/9/2016 8:15:00 PM
Glad again you got POTD for this. I have several like that where the judges preferred not to let me win. But POTD is better! I could not find a new one of yours I had not seen. I truly believe I have read all your poems, Connie! I have 15 more poets to comment to but will call JOe first and see if he is on his way home. If he is , I will have to put off my comments till later!! I saw Nocturnal Animals today. ODD movie, but I liked it.
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2016 10:08:00 PM
You are right...POTD is much better. : ) Thanks Andrea.
Date: 11/2/2016 11:19:00 AM
You've orchestrated the season like an accomplished Maestro, a masterful symphony Connie! 7+ fave.
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/3/2016 5:53:00 PM
I think you made my day with this wonderful complement Paloma! Thank you so much my friend. I truly appreciate the fave so very much! ; )
Date: 10/6/2016 8:15:00 PM
hey, I am seeing this one got a POTD. AWESOME, my dear friend!! I had good taste when I faved it.
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/9/2016 5:45:00 PM
Yes Andrea. I have you to thank for giving me a fave. I am glad you liked this one. Thank a lot my friend! ; )
Date: 9/29/2016 9:25:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, this is just lovely! I got an NA also in the same contest, but I got 2 faves and it's 30 on the top 100, so I understand when some relate to a poem and others just don't, it's all subjective anyway, I write for me, and I'm sure you do the same, but it's nice when we get positive feedback, right?
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/29/2016 4:55:00 PM
I agree John. Especially when you get an NA and then you are given POTD. It cheered me immensely. Thank you for your nice comment. I have a special love for trees and for autumn so this poem means a lot to me. Cheers, Connie : )
Date: 9/24/2016 11:14:00 PM
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS DIDN'T WIN. Reading, I knew before the final stanza that I would mark this as a favorite. I am in love with this poem and feel sure that all famous poets from the past would equally love it. It is LOVELY, it is gold and silk woven most poetically in a way that brought me awe and poetic adrenaline delight! FAV 7 ... CayCay
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/26/2016 1:50:00 AM
It didn't matter CayCay because it got POTD which was even better! I can't tell you how much it means that you faved this poem. I really appreciate that. I decided to send this autumn poem in for publication in an anthology. I feel a special kinship to trees and autumn. Thank you so much my wonderful friend! Love, Connie ; )
Date: 9/23/2016 4:51:00 PM
A beautiful piece for a beautiful colored season Connie. love phyl
Login to Reply
Date: 9/19/2016 1:06:00 AM
Quite a symphony you have led us into here Connie, in this captivating piece; It gets me hoping the winter has a kinder journey for us this year.'
Login to Reply
Date: 9/18/2016 7:04:00 AM
A very beautifully penned, enchanting poem that certainly meets the challenge of the title of the contest, Connie. I especially love the last two lines: "But now in autumn's silver sky // Soft spoken leaves whisper goodbye." High marks from me ~ 7. Best wishes! -Barbra
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/18/2016 11:57:00 AM
Thank you very much Barbra. You are such a welcome new member to Poetry Soup. Blessings, Connie
Date: 9/17/2016 6:59:00 PM
Connie that was a fantastic read for me. Enjoyed your descriptive take good luck with the contest.
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 9:10:00 PM
Thank you Craig. There are some awesome entries so far. : )
Date: 9/17/2016 5:52:00 PM
This is beautiful. I am a sucker for trees. It's amazing how connected they can make us feel to Earth and nature...certainly one of mankind's greatest resources. Thank you for this inspiring tribute, and congrats on POTD; well deserved. -G
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 9:08:00 PM
Thank you very much Graham. I have a kinship with trees and with autumn. ; )
Date: 9/17/2016 4:26:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 9:09:00 PM
Thank you my friend! : )
Date: 9/17/2016 4:14:00 PM
Love this. Thanks for posting
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 4:16:00 PM
Sorry my message for Paul jumped up. ; ) Th a k you very much Ann! : )
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 4:14:00 PM
So nice to see you Paul. Thank you for your lovely comment! : )
Date: 9/17/2016 3:59:00 PM
What a beautiful tribute to your leafy friends, Connie! They are truly friends for all seasons! Even when autumn comes and they have to say goodbye, they do their best to please us with their passionate choice of colours. Full marks to you, and congrats on p.o.t.d. ~ Regards // paul
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 4:15:00 PM
So nice to see you Paul. Thank you for your lovely comment! : )
Date: 9/17/2016 12:05:00 PM
What a beautiful poem/tribute to our friends, the trees! I love it. Carole
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:17:00 PM
Thank you very much Carole. I appreciate your lovely comment. ; )
Date: 9/17/2016 11:10:00 AM
Connie your poem is beautifully written and is most deserving of Poem of the Day! Congrats and best wishes in the contest. Blessings!
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:20:00 PM
I am thrilled with being honored with POTD because autumn is my favorite time of year. Thank you so much Kim. : )
Date: 9/17/2016 10:23:00 AM
Hi Connie: You poem on Leaves stirred me as to how you made the leaves talk. I wish you welling the contest.
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:21:00 PM
It is so nice to hear from you Ralph. Thank you very much! : )
Date: 9/17/2016 10:06:00 AM
Connie, such a loving and heartfelt conversation with the fading leaves of Autumn you offer in this beautiful poem, so deserving the honor of Poem Of the Day! Congratulations! 7 Hugs, Sandra
Login to Reply
Date: 9/17/2016 9:33:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your work..Reads like a winner..Way to go.,Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:23:00 PM
Thank you Sara. I was going t o enter your contest but my syllable count was off on my age poem. Cheers, Connie : )
Date: 9/17/2016 8:59:00 AM
A beautiful poem justly honored as POTD, congratulations Connie...
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:25:00 PM
So nice to hear from you Charlie. I will visit you soon. Thank you very much. ; )
Date: 9/17/2016 8:32:00 AM
Splendid piece. Nose attracting Fragrance is coming from ur poem, Connie. Loved it. A big congrats from me for POTD.......// hugs
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:26:00 PM
Awww thank you Manmath for such a lovely comment. : )
Date: 9/17/2016 7:39:00 AM
Congratulations! A beautifully written poem! Such a nice way to start the day ( :
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:27:00 PM
Why thank you so much Chelcie! : )
Date: 9/17/2016 6:39:00 AM
Congrats on, Connie. It is lovely to have my day begin with such beauty :) Agnes
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:28:00 PM
Thank you Agnes. You know how much I admire your work. ; )
Date: 9/17/2016 5:50:00 AM
Leave it to Connie lol...Congrats! my friend...POTD again!WoW...nice write...god bless...^WW^
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:29:00 PM
I am thinking everyone loves autumn and trees as much as I do WW. Thanks so much! ; )
Date: 9/17/2016 5:12:00 AM
Back to say congratulations on POTD. Well deserved, Mrs Connie!
Login to Reply
Marcum Wong Avatar
Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/17/2016 3:30:00 PM
I appreciate your second visit Danny. Thank you my friend! : )
12