Thursday, October 15, 2015

Changes--By Linda Hurdwell--England


I stare in awe and disbelief
The changing shades of just one leaf.
Green to start with, then rusty brown
Now red and orange as it flutters down
From the tree, it’s safe worldly home,
Before it falls and begins to roam.
A little leaf on a cold, windy day
Flies and tumbles in complete disarray
Time to experience of a different kind
Tossing and turning, helpless and blind
Until finally the leaf lands breathless and old.
Waits patiently to be – Mother Nature’s mould.

Linda Hurdwell has been a widow for 5 years.  She has two adult sons. Living in the English countryside, she takes her dog, Bessie, for a daily walks and that's where many of her poems and stories are born.  She has always loved writing and has a few short stories published.  Although now a pensioner,  she enjoys working with adults with learning disabilities and running a mencap social club once a week.  Her hobbies are writing, tap dancing, and going to the theatre or cinema with my friends.


  1. A fabulous display of autumn colors and exuberance! I really enjoyed reading your awesome deliverance of wondrous feelings and emotions within this lovely piece. Great work.


  2. Lin, I love your story of the life cycle this one little leaf and how vividly you've told it. Quite a metaphor for human life, eh ?

  3. Hi Linda! I enjoyed this lovely descriptive poem. I agree with Molly that this is probably meant as a metaphor...changes in life. Patience is beneficial in old age! ~ Regards // paul

  4. Dear Lin, this poem is written so beautifully that it brought tears to my eyes. I felt like it was a bit of a metaphor for us as we grow, age and depart the earth. It is a precious gem and I love it! Thank you for this gift Lin. Blessings, Connie

  5. Love it, Linda. Nicely-written and full of rich, vibrant colorful images. Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (