I heard on the radio – I think it was last year- that leaves don’t just waft gently from the trees in the autumn, as poets and artists might have us all believe. Rather, they are pushed from the leaves, in a seasonal attempt of the tree to save its branches from breaking under heavy snow. That’s why the leaves that are on the ground are all different colors, in various stages of life or death; they “are released” at various times. Ah, nature! A wellspring of fascination, you are!
In celebration, I have a new writer’s challenge for you all, and this is it: Write a poem, song or piece of prose that includes these lines:
The autumn leaves
don’t fall from the trees
Oooh! Intriguing, non?
I am very interested to see what you come up with, so come on! Come up with something! Post or email me and I’ll put it on the blog at a later date. Happy Writing!