Thursday, 16 September 2010

Autumn


Leaf Drop

My thoughts fall like Autumn leaves;
grown in my unconscious mind,
they bloomed in my awareness,
their substance feeding my imagination.

Now they flutter to rest on this page,
their dried remains rustling skeletons
which adorn the paper beneath my pen-
the only produce from their parent tree
which remains on offer to the reader.

I shall be linking this to Mr Knowitall's 55 blog on Friday. Okay, it's a little ahead of  its time, but better that than being behind the times, or even in my case today, on time. I need to be punctual this afternoon, for I'm treating myself to ten pounds worth of Life Drawing class, which is something I've not done since I left college. It remains to be seen whether I can still wield a pencil as opposed to a pen...

Late Edition Addition! as Willow's Magpie #35  of 6th October is all about Autumn leaves, I thought I'd use these ones of mine, which had already fluttered to the ground some time ago. I do like getting the most from the least!

Now I recommend you go HERE, to read my good friend Mrs T's interpretation of the same subject- it's well worth a visit...

40 comments:

  1. I know it's almost Autumn but I would suggest that your thoughts are eternally Spring and not dried remains!

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  2. Jabblog-
    Yep - An eternal Spring Chicken that's me - cluck, cluck - or possibly, old mother hen. :)

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  3. Your talents are many, Jinksy...pencil, digital and pen!

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  4. That leaf litter is a rich source of nutrients, Jinksy! Hope your class is fun.

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  5. I have no doubt whatsoever that you will be as creative and whimsical with a pencil and visual as you are with your words! Maybe you will share the fruits of that labour with us here ... just a thought.

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  6. Congrats on trying a class and I bet you love it...you know the saying, once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget!! I, for one will not try the bike with my bionic knees,.

    But I have returned to past love of creativities and find I get a little better and more innovative each time. I KNOW YOU WILL>

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  7. Oh, this is lovely!

    Have fun at class!

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  8. I used to belong to a life drawing class and stayed with it for several years.
    Hope you get on fine.
    I like the leaf drawing.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  9. I hope your drawing class was all you hoped it to be and you came home with fine drawings.

    I love autumn and I love your verse!

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  10. I love autumn most because of those leaves. Your art here and companion words work so beautifully together. Lovely 55.

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  11. What great talent you have my friend. I enjoyed this a great deal. Those leaves are beautiful. Have a great Friday . :) Excellent 55 :)

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  12. Nicely penned, love the play on words, and have fun at your class....

    Creative 55er,

    Cheers,
    Joanny
    http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

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  13. beautiful leaves that fell from your tree...

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  14. Well great minds think alike! I chose the very same subject - must be something in the air! lol!

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  15. Expanding your creativity I see...
    Good luck, and have Fun.
    Loved your 55 My Dear.
    Thanks for playing, and have an Autumnal Kick Ass Week-End.....G

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  16. Lovely 55, Jinksy. I really like the image of autumn leaves drifting onto your page.

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  17. A lovely and lyrical 55!

    Have a blast at Life Drawing class!

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  18. stunning 55.
    love your word flow.

    my entry is here

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  19. I love the notion of leaves being skeletal words on a page. Wonderful imagery!

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  20. Aren't you the talented one? Love this poem and the artwork as an added bonus. Enjoy your class!

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  21. Congrats on the class. Have a ball! I am sure that you draw as lovely as you write.

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  22. Thank you, JInksy. I studied this poem at length and feel I learned a great deal from it.

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  23. This is wonderful ! Great metaphor.

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  24. Wonderfully penned images of fall... Good luck with the class... Hope the knack is still one with the pencil as well.

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  25. lovely with the leaves as rustling skeletons...how perfect for autumn....bkm

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  26. Masters of pen & pencil huh? Nice!

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  27. My thoughts drop like acorns...
    and they're just as noisy too :)

    Love the illustration!

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  28. Enjoyed your take on this! Good luck with the class! Love the leaves, by the way!

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  29. I just loved thoughts fluttering on the page. Thoughts are so well expressed.

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  30. Love the thoughts falling like leaves, mine do, too, quite often.

    Happy Fall!!

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  31. smiles. there is stil life in those dried up offerings, thoughts like leaves...smiles.

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  32. Love this Autumn poem...
    "fluttering to rest on this page"

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  33. Now they flutter to rest on this page... Lovely. Love and Light, Sender

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  34. Very nice, and true (though your thoughts are most definitely not dried up). Hope the life drawing class went well for you. You are a woman of many talents!

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