Friday, November 4, 2016

My Fragile Friends--By Connie Marcum Wong--United States

My Fragile Friends

Please speak to me my lovely friend
With leaves stirred softly by the wind

Under enchanted autumn sky
Where your susurrate sounds drift by.

Sing soft melodies in choir
As leaves glow as if on fire.

I feel your abject dying pain
When wet and cold from chilling rain.

I remember spring at your birth,
How you brightened verdant earth.

And then in summer your soft shade
Where under your cool leaves I laid.

You always spoke or sang to me
While holding close your mother tree.

But now in autumn's silver sky
Soft spoken leaves whisper goodbye.

Connie Marcum Wong has been the Web Mistress of a private poetry forum Poetry for Thought since October 1999. Her poetry has been in many publications, anthologies, magazines, and e-zines over the years. She published her first poetry chapbook, Island Creations in 2005. In 2007, Heart Blossoms was published. In January 2010, an anthology, A Poetry Bridge to All Nations, was published by Lulu Enterprises, Inc.  Connie created the 'Constanza' poetry form in 2007 and Con-Verse form in 2010. She has resided with her husband in Hawaii since 1980.


  1. Dear Connie,
    I'm proud to be your first comment on your lovely poem full of color and sound. You touche all 4 seasons through a truly unique creation decorated by line-ending rhymes that fit without being "forced." Please send another soon.

    1. Thank you Michael for such a lovely comment. I appreciate that you enjoy my poetry. Aloha, Connie

  2. Hi Connie, very much enjoyed this personification, am going walking shortly on a hike in a forest filled with Norway & White Pine, I share your reverence for trees! james marshall goff

    1. Thank you very much James. I can't count how many pictures of trees I have taken over the years. Aloha, Connie

  3. Very pretty poem for fall. Trees are special.

  4. It's a beautiful poem! I love the vivid imagery it presents, the precise and bright depiction of the natural world.

    1. Thank you very much Claudia. I checked out your blog and it's very lovely. I adore Haiku. Aloha, Connie

  5. Hi Connie, I love this vividly expressed tribute to leaves that 'journey' through seasons' passage. Such is our life journey! Warm regards // paul

    1. Thank you very much Paul. Trees always inspire me. Blessings, Connie