'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 11 November 2011

The Falling Leaves
Today, as I rode by,
I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
In a still afternoon,
When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
But thickly, silently,
They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
And wandered slowly thence
For thinking of a gallant multitude
Which now all withering lay,
Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
But in their beauty strewed
Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.

Margaret Postgate Cole

13 very kind comments from lovely people:

sam21ski said...

Very fitting card Cath xxxx

Helen said...

Beautiful poem, and a stunning card.

Sally H said...

A wonderful poem and a simply beautiful card - perfect

flutterbycrafter said...

I agree with the others, a beautiful card and wonderful poem xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful card with watercolor look. Love your "less-is-more" style.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Susie Jefferson said...

Very nice, very appropriate. Just perfect.

Anonymous said...

I love your flower cards and this is no exception. xx

Di said...

Just perfect! Di xx

Anne Jagger said...

What a beautiful poem, not come across that one before. Your card is beautiful too x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards....and a beautiful poem....

Brigitte said...

....beautiful and perfect colours...


Beautiful work Cath (my favourite is the last one - love those colours).
The poem is wonderful - very moving.
Sylvia x

Jose said...

Three great cards, and I see you have just made another card on the thread above excellent too