With Only Five Leaves Left

Neville

With Only Five Leaves Left

 

With only five leaves left

and at

38 degrees, they all said

birds

would be sure to fall from

the skies

and the trees throughout

summer ..

Like stones, they all said

but boy did

they get it ever so wrong ..

Yet still

Nick Drake’s tears kept falling

until that is

we had, just three leaves left

and not a

single match, or light between

the two of us ..

 

  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 23rd, 2022 13:33
  • Comment from author about the poem: I shall be kind & give you a clue .............. but most of you won't have a clue .................................. x
  • Category: Unclassified
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Comments6

  • orchidee

    I not got a clue! I wouldn't have. Trust me not to have. heehee.

    • Neville



      Goes without saying ................................................ oops 🙂

    • Doggerel Dave

      Not wrong there Neville. Took the obvious course (that's me...). Owing to lousy speakers or poor hearing or possibly both was unable to sus Nick Drake out via the three songs available on u tube. His story on w'pedia makes for grim reading.... although I recall encounters with several folks with similar behaviors way back when... I have a terrible feeling I didn't show them enough compassion.....

      • Neville



        No worries, you tried and I thank you for that .. sincerity and compassion are two of the most precious things the world seems to lack these days .. I blame the buttons 🙂

      • MendedFences27

        Not got a clue, that's me. Nick Drake, sad story, sad life, sad way to end it all. Genius at music, though. Maybe someday we'll understand the brain completely and be able to treat such depressions. Trying to interpret what you wrote, I guessed that as weathermen can't predict or control the weather, so too doctors can't always treat mental illness. Well, enjoyed the poem and listened to some of his music. So now I'm more enlightened than before I read this. Thank you. _ Phil A.

        • Neville



          My word, Phil, that'll do nicely sir .............................. very nicely indeed .. Neville

        • Goldfinch60

          Didn't have a clue but I do now, I will have to look into Nick Drakes music, this is the first time I have heard of him.

          Andy

          • Neville



            Bless you GF60 ..................... I think you are in for a treat .. Neville

          • Fay Slimm.

            The fate of some folk lies in their lifestyles but you pen Drakes sad case with emapthy's sincerity so very well dear Sir Nev................x

            • Neville



              Thank you dear Fay .. Indeed, he was not the only genius who passed far too soon and with such uncertainty that would surround his premature demise ......................... x

            • Dove

              Awe, I should listen to music..RIP Nick, and best to u

              • Neville



                You really must try ........................... thank you Dove & truly tooly 🙂



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