I am a leaf

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/10
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 85 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan
Poetry: Bren Ryan

I am a leaf on this dear tree,
Hanging on, not wanting to be free,
Remembering days when I was just a bud,
Praying I don't fall in the mud.

With spring approaching and growing fast,
Oh, what beauty I shall cast.
Longing for summer with long sun bursts,
I pray life treats me well and I'm not

Summer came with rays of sun,
Children playing and having fun.
The nights were light and I could see,
The leaves, my friends and me.

My friends have fallen, but I'm still here,
Hanging on though deep in fear.
Fearing the day, when I won't be,
A beautiful leaf upon this tree.

Looking back on days gone by, 
I'm old and frail and bone dry.
With my crumpled skin, it won't be long
Before I am not here and I'm dead and gone

But until then I shall be,
A little old leaf hanging on this tree.

 ~ By Bren 

About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger at Bacardigirl.UK who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

4 responses to “I am a leaf”

  1. Wonderful poem!
    Like the leaf, I’m hanging on 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow!
    This is so amazing.
    The thoughts are perfectly paired with the capture 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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