A leaf drooped and then seemed to have made no effort to break away and fall before them with such an instant of effrontery. The poplar was not to blame for that – the leaf should have been more faithful to the branch it had always stemmed from and could have stemmed from for tree-time to come, had it not been for its wildeish yielding-to-temptation philosophy which eventually led it to falling victim to ever-seducing wind. Good leaf! escaped freedom, well done! They walked on.
Naughty leaf! How dared it distract them from their mental brooding! At heart, the poor fellow enabled them to trump up a proper excuse not to brood for a while. So they hit upon whiling away their time under the poplar – the crowns of their heads leaning against the trunk – them taking a mirror posture. Not that they were benefitting sitting like that, but something could definitely come down like a bolt from the blue, from the tree.
– Like an apple on Newton?
– No, mate, it’s a poplar!
April 11, 2012
really liked it!!
Enjoyed your stories mate!
Very glad you did! Just a remark: each piece of writing you find on this blog is our mutual creation with Robert.
Loving it. Waiting for more.
Your blog is very beautiful. I hope you write some more in it.
We definitely will
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Stephen and Robert, I have nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award – I find your work an inspiration. Please visit: http://journalread.wordpress.com/awards/kreativ-blogger-award/ to see your award. Thank you again – Polly
This post, and so many others on your blog demanded some recognition, so I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Please see: http://dailyteacher.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/versatile-blogger-award/
Hey, I wanted to let you know I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! More info can be found at this post: http://mystoriesareon.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/the-versatile-blogger-award-nomination/
I’ve given you the Sunshine Award. Consider it as a step up from Like. http://dedepuppets.com/2012/05/31/sunshine-award/ Keep up the work.
I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award – see my page for detail. Please don’t feel you have to particpate – I just wanted to say thank you for your inspiration.
Hope all is well since this appears to be your most recent post.
“Naughty leaf! How dared it distract them from their mental brooding!” love that line 🙂
Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you for all your interesting posts. Details are here http://eamharris.com/2012/04/22/a-nomination-from-somersaulting-through-life/.
Tongue in cheek. A daring style. Cheers to writers and words, unencumbered numbered words.
Very interesting post, curious abou part II!
You’ve got me curious
Ooh, a cliffhanger. I’m in.
Shall wait for the continued story. I like how it is worded that the leaf has feelings, and a relationship with the tree. sort of reminds me of a cartoon. ^o^
Hopefully a few other not-so-naughty leaves will bless them by dropping straight on their crowns if they persist in their posture even if they get distracted from their brooding as a consequence. Take my word.
Thanks for a stimulating post.
Naughty leaf… 🙂
Very interesting and inspiring blog. glad to find you and follow you! Looking forward for the next post.
A leaf yields freedom,
Choosing a new wind over
The familiar branch.
I have to say, I read this post and it is much better writing than my silly chocolate chip cookie poem! 🙂
Very cool write. “…how dare they distract them from their mental brooding!” You’re a definite follow my friend. Thanks
I like your posts, so I’m going to be picky (I belong to a writers’ group, after all). I enjoyed the imagery in your first paragraph, but it would have been stronger if you’d used more active verbs and less passive ones. (I know. I sound like a spoil sport, because the imagery is wonderful), but active verbs are more powerful.
Looking forward to the rest of the post
Lovely post 😉
Very interesting. I love metaphysics. Looking forward to the rest of the post.