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  Leaves of Thought
by jude forese
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
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Leaves fall into a millpond
From a tree above my head

Each leaf slowly drifts down
Onto the water’s surface
Like a miniature lifeboat
Searching for someone to rescue

Slowly these leaves gather
Embraced by the summer breezes

Forming into a collage of color
Into a mass of hidden visions

Where patterns of daring dreams adhere
To all that I know
And entertain what I can remember
And relive what I am to become

Sort of like reading tea leaves
Without having to drink the tea

While gazing into life’s magical chalice
Analyzing the trance reflection

From within this random soliloquy of purpose

From this latent symphony of drifting leaves
I see my destiny glowing

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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 7/10/2005
have just read about 10 of your poems, reading backwards by date. the final image you offer in this, the last of the poems I've missed of yours, is, I think, something I've been straining to see - the hope of "my destiny glowing" mirrored back at me. or some sign of good fortune, a turning tide to meet my rest in God and my best foot forward. so then, it seems your own "random soliloquy of purpose" has done it. your words and ideas are hope reflected. a sincere thank you, Dawn
Reviewed by Iva Lawson 7/3/2005
Yes indeed. This is why this country girl likes to go fresh-water fishing. The water, the nature, the serenity all blend together and take you to that calm place of clarity where you can see what it is you are meant to do. So, are you saying I don't have to bring any tackle, just sit on the bank and inhale?
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 7/2/2005
You know this is not the first time I've been by this poem. I think the first two times your words must have hypnotized me and in a trance I wandered off and forgot to review. :-) I'm still sort of staring at the poem like it's one of those spinning hypno wheels. LOL
Must be the leaves spinning on the water's surface as I drift into the glow of my destiny. You know, Shaman, you've got to stop doing this. Turn the frequency down there in the Bronx. I can't take it here in Jersey, being all vibrational the way I am. Hehe. Lovely, profoundly transforming poem, Jude.
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 7/1/2005
what a visionary!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/30/2005
I leaves my thoughts here and there, and once in a while find em again. Whoda thunk that I'd find em floating on a millpond? Good write.

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/30/2005
Beautiful Jude, this was exquisite, just lovely and so peaceful, loved this,

Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/29/2005
Like this one and its great imagery
thanks for shring

William ......Peace
Reviewed by Aberjhani 6/29/2005
The power of these falling leaves is in their ability to embody and reflect the shimmering essence of a soul dedicated to the truth of the journey of its own being. In doing so, they help to create a path along which others may stroll and encounter their own healing "Leaves of Thought."
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/29/2005
like the imagery
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/29/2005

You take us right into the meditation with you! THIS is one to be
spoken...hope you will be reciting it!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/29/2005
Whole Idea Is To Be There When (Your)Destiny Is Glowing To Accept Its Graces Or Its Hell Of Your Own Making,i.e And Then This Too Shall Pass_


Reviewed by Chanti Niven 6/29/2005
...and what a destiny it is.
Glow on dear Jude.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 6/29/2005
Beautiful and fitting at the moment as I sit here watching a shadow of a leave dance outside my window~`
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/29/2005

This one made me smile with its imagery and gentle wisdom and inspiration; well done! You, my friend, are a MasterPoet, with your vision. BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 6/29/2005
Insightful. I love the whirling, traveling leaves. R
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 6/29/2005
A wonderful companion piece to Kate Clifford's.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/29/2005
I see you are like myself and every now and then commune with the wonders of nature, this is a great poem and lesson on slowing down and seeing what is around us. Good write Jude.

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/29/2005
Fantastic capture, Sir Ace! "While gazing into life's magical chalice, analyzing the trance reflection"... love it.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 6/29/2005
You have the talent to make every reader a part of the scenery, and once you've finished, all they can do is sigh.

Reviewed by Paul Williams 6/29/2005
These leaves of thought have fallen from the tree of knowledge and wisdom...excellent.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/29/2005
Very insightful and masterly
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/29/2005
Very nicely done Robert!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/29/2005
Don't you like tea, then?! :)) Love the meditative and transcendental qualities to this, Jude, bringing a sense of fresh equilibrium, balance and detox to the soul, and instilling new vision and a sense of peaceful harmony... like a hum! Has the yin-yan of warmth and coolness, too. Forwards, backwards; up and down. Kind of a complete poetic workout-cum-healthspa whilst supping on some exotic fruit cup. Thanks for the revival; I was beginning to think that my air supply had been cut off, but this is quite the mouth-to-mouth resus.... I'll just take this intravenously today, rather than the Earl Grey: cheers!! Hope you're feeling equally glowing and back in great shape again. LOL Kate xx PS ARE you the great WW reincarnated?! :))
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 6/28/2005
Teeming with poetic splendor

Peace and happiness
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/28/2005
Just outstandingly put me there with your words.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/28/2005
Amazing insight Jude, the visuals are perfection!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 6/28/2005
Very nice. I also enjoyed the ones in Mystic East. :)

What's up with that lately? I haven't heard from Debs for some time.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/28/2005
Nature is the best forecaster that I know of :-) and you
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 6/28/2005
Wow! I know this sounds so cliche, but this is one of your best. Amazing work, concept, and lines. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/28/2005
Great images. Your leaves of writing make the flowers bloom Robert....
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/28/2005
You made me feel all dreamy with the leaves toppling softly into the water; what a beautiful image you painted. Water reflects back to us but also mirrors that which is above us. The leaves are a subtle reminder of the ways that we are bound to the earth. In the end, we, like the leaves, will try to save the world from itself as we commit our self back to the earth giving back all that we borrowed from her for this leg of our eternal journey. Excellent reflective write, Robert.

Take care,

Reviewed by Dave Harm 6/28/2005
Elegant write... peaceful and serene... being "at one" with self and surroundings...
Reviewed by F William Broome 6/28/2005
Reading these mesmerizing words and phrasings makes me want it to go on and on... and on. Beautifully written for a good lazy read. Thanks. - Bill
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/28/2005
To me, you will always wear the crown of the laurel leaf as our poet Laureate! It will keep your destiny glowing;-)Wonderful imagery in this gem!

Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 6/28/2005

And just what do you see there, my guru? Introspective excellence (as per usual).


Reviewed by George Carroll 6/28/2005
The concept of leaves, be it tea or from a maple is a beautiful simile for those who can read either and see their future entwined in their formation.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/28/2005
Very interesting indeed, Robert! I've often known that people read into tea leaves that are left at the bottom of the cup; but I've never heard anyone reading the pattern of falling leaves. This was something different.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

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