Saturday, October 6, 2012

Taking Leave


Jenny has used one of those lovely signs (shown below) that she makes for her Etsy shop as her inspiration for Saturday Centus this week. We are allowed the usual 100 words plus the prompt, along with whatever pictures we choose to display. This week, the prompt can be recognized by its italics.

(As you can see, I am displaying Jenny's very cool sign!)

Taking Leave
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

How beautifully leaves grow old.

 In glory, they slip away.

Crimson and scarlet adorn them,

as they skitter along at play.

One day, I shall follow their lead,

though my hair be tinged with gray.

I'll dub it silver, don red shoes,

dance off in gold lamé.

25 comments:

Judie said...

Sue, this is a truly lovely piece of writing, and your photos are beautiful!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful poem, Sue. Are these your daughter-in-law's photos?

anitamombanita said...

Yes, I can definitely see you doing this!!

Brian Miller said...

an absolutely beautiful evocation of fall....i love the brilliant colors before the great sleep....dance on...smiles.

Ames said...

Love it, Love it, LOVE IT! Sue those pics are beautiful. Coming from Florida and not really have changes in seasons I can remember the first time I saw Fall leaves. It was magical. It took my breathe away!~Ames

Eva Gallant said...

Great photos and poem!

lissa said...

this is sweet and so are the photos.

have a great day.

yaya said...

This is the time of year I love. I love all our color now. Your pics are so beautiful and I love the poem. I also love that sign! I never thought to equate my growing older with the fall leaves...I will from now on! Plus I'm getting me some cool red shoes ASAP!

Karen S. said...

This is very lovely, and each photo just so remarkable with your words. Beautifully you write, as well!

Grandma Honey said...

I'm glad you are still blogging on Saturdays. Gorgeous pictures, perfect fall text!

Sue said...

Sorry I've been so absent, Jill. We've been vacationing but will return home next week sometime. I will catch up with all my favorite bloggers then!

Momza said...

perfect pictures to go with perfect words...it gives me pause to reflect upon why I love fall so much. The last glorious show of colors before the silent barren winter.

Connie said...

Such beautiful thoughts and pictures!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your words flow like the leaves from the trees. They elegantly drift!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your words flow like the leaves from the trees. They elegantly drift!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love your celebration of the aging process!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

How beautiful!! Love all the pictures. :)

gautami tripathy said...

This is so beautiful....

healing power of the soul

nimaruichi said...

Yeah, way to go. Dance away!

LeAnn said...

Just lovely and the pictures were perfect for the thoughts. I love fall and this was a sweet reminder of it all. You are just so amazing. I hope someday we meet for a hug!

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful!! photos and words.
happy fall.

Karen Mortensen said...

So beautiful Sue. I love how you match the words and pictures.

Kristin Klein said...

As brilliant as the leaves in the photos :D bravo!

Kristin

Jenny said...

I love it!

You could totally rock gold lame, too, Miss Sue.

Amy said...

That made me smile. We should take a lesson from the leaves and go out in a vibrant blaze of beauty.

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