Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Letting Go


Traveler looks at the last brittle leaf
clinging to a time-bent bough,
a blaze of colour,
in the moment before it curls up,
falls to the ground, blows away.

It whispers its message to her,
this just-before-winter of her life,
when she most wants to hold on
to all that has never been more dear:

"Yours has always been 
the Traveler's path ~
Let go.
Let go."

Posted for C.C.'s prompt at dVerse: a poem to do with traveling. Traveler has written many traveling poems - here is one more.

18 comments:

  1. Its so hard to let go but eventually at some point in our journey, we must ~

    Btw, we are having some lovely warm autumn weather here ~

    Thanks for joining in Sherry and wishing you happy week ~

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  2. This has a kind of sadness to it, Sherry. I do hope that you do not 'let go' any too soon! I think the leaf is also whispering, "there is still time, there is still time.'

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  3. Mmmm. A lovely moment to be mindful of nature and self.

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  4. I realized today, I will be 64 in a couple of weeks. I do not think of being in the autumn of my life but I suppose I am. I should truly just let go and the wind take me on to new adventures and horizons in my life to come. I think this is such a lovely poem - a traveling poem of real life.

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  5. Stunning image and words Sherry.. though I'm reading it more as a "Let's go" poem.. a positive call to many more adventures for the traveller...beautiful.

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    1. You are a good reader. I meant it not as letting go of this life, but letting go of the wish to control it, to allow myself to flow with the universe's plan for me.

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  6. Gosh that's good. The traveller's path and the journey on and yet the need to let go of it all - this really resonates with me. Suzanne of Art and Life

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  7. A very thoightful and honest poem, Sherry-- we sure do want to hang on. Thanks. K.

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  8. I love the sound and image of a time bent bow.

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  9. This beautiful poem of yours reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."--Havelock Ellis

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  10. I definitely sense a traveler's heart in you, Sherry. The way you put the last lines in quotes somehow made it more poignant. Such talent!

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  11. Do we ever cease travelling... ? I think this is what life and spirit is all about.. what a wonderful contemplation Sherry...

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  12. Never too early
    or late
    to let go..
    as now
    then ever
    now free more..:)

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  13. This is stunning! Love the reference to nature and how the leaves must fall.. indeed we all must let go at some point. Beautifully penned :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  14. Yours has always been
    the Traveler's path ~

    Yes, Sherry! Go and blaze the trail. It is not to hold back and a dream fulfilled!

    Hank

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  15. We always try so hard to hold on, don't we? You release a sense of freedom here, Sherry... a wise traveler's poem.

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  16. I love when the fates blow in unexpected directions.
    Thanks for stopping by to comment about my peace globes. I'm past deadline but something told me to visit here and wow, a fellow Canadian kindred spirit. I'm almost moved to the island but ended up in New York! This poem spoke to me. Would you grant me permission to create a photo quote with it and post it on my other blog Boomer Muse with links and attribution? Email me at layla@laylamorganwilde.com Thanks.

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  17. Thanks Sherry for your email and permission to post. Here's what I made from your poem. Hope you like it. http://laylamorganwilde.com/the-magic-recipe-for-the-holiday-season-is-letting-go/

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