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[Poetry Friday] Welcoming Fall and Falling Leaves … and Faith.

"the lesson of the falling leaves."

Myra here.

Thank you to Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe for hosting this week.

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For Today’s Poetry Friday, I am dipping again from this collection of powerful poems.

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Now that autumn is upon us, this poem just jumped at me the minute I opened the collection. Such startling clear message about faith and letting go. One that I needed to hear at the moment.

What is the lesson of the falling leaves for you Poetry Friday friends?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Welcoming Fall and Falling Leaves … and Faith.

  1. How wonderful are these six lines! I think it’s ‘faith’, Myra. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Second time I’m visiting with Lucille in the roundup today. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem!

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  3. maryleehahn

    I loved this book so much that I’m buying a copy so I can go back to it whenever I want!

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  4. I agree with the leaves, too. Thanks for sharing this poem, I needed these words today. 🙂


  5. What a wonderful, mindful way to think about the falling of leaves. Thank you for sharing this.

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  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3OfzB2zi08&t=2s Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  7. This is a favorite, Myra, and I feel like maybe I tried to write in its footsteps once…I’ll have to back and look. For me the lesson is more like “believe the leaves.”

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