All that is left behind.
By David Milligan-Croft.
There is a ghost
of a cherry tree leaf
in my notebook,
from where I pressed it.
from a happier time
that I wanted to cherish,
The leaf must have
fallen out at some point –
how careless of me
to have lost you.
There is a faint trace
of red residue
left behind on the coarse paper.
It is all
that is left behind.
15 responses to “All that is left behind.”
I like to try to articulate what I find affecting in a lyric which moves me, and in yours it’s the quiet power of unvarnished statement and a delicate rhetorical touch. The simplicity has a cumulative force, and the conclusion tolls like a bell with the repetition of “left behind.”
Thank you for taking the time to reply so thoughtfully, I really appreciate it. I’m glad the ending resonated with you. I try to choose my words carefully. Hence ‘cherish’ to echo ‘cherry’. Thank you again 😊🙏
I perceive the fruits of your choice (no pun intended!). Thanks for the dialog. Kind regards.
Thank you! Much appreciated.
Thanks for sharing. Anita
Thank you for liking it. It’s much appreciated. David.
Excellent piece David.
Thank you Gabriela. That really means a lot.
My pleasure David. I just wrote to you. Have a beautiful weekend.
Thank you Gabriela, I saw your email. I’ve already emailed you back! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you David.
You captured how I feel when I cross the ghost of a memory.
Thank you Kelly Louise, I’m glad it resonated with you.