59 thoughts on “deciduous man

  1. rich says:

    excellent. seeing through the faults and/or aging of one man, just as we have to see through the faults of the rest of the world.

  2. David says:

    This is so lovely and very dedicated…love it…

  3. leander42 says:

    Nineteen words chosen and positioned excellently. I think the simple, direct language works so well with the imagery. Perfect poem.

    PS My leaves fell long ago.

  4. beautiful, so much said in so little words.

  5. I’m so glad you liked my poem. And that I discovered yours!

  6. ManicDdaily says:

    Delicious! (And deciduous.) K.

  7. free penny press says:

    love transcends everything.. well penned..

  8. alundeberg says:

    Are you familiar with the work of Mary Oliver? Love the poem and metaphor of age and acceptance. Thank you for checking out my blog.

  9. Libby says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and inroducing me to yours. I am enjoying reading through your poems. I’ll be back!

  10. Blü says:

    Brilliant!! So glad I stopped in! It is deciduously delicious. 🙂 ok that didn’t really make sense! lol Have a great day … I am going to trip through more of your blog!

  11. grumpygranny says:


  12. ugly maria says:

    beautiful in its simplicity. thank you for this poem 🙂

  13. billgncs says:

    lovely poem – thanks for visiting my blog.

  14. Kate McClare says:

    “Deciduous Man” – Beautiful imagery and nice, simple words.

  15. Eclipse says:

    What a fantastic and loving dedication!
    Nice meeting you and your beautiful poetry Mary Ann 🙂

  16. ManicDdaily says:

    Hi Mary Ann–I think I’ve read most of your poems here — they retain their distinctness- and lovely tones–you have a great voice. Thanks for your visits. K.

  17. Steph says:

    Thank you for checking out my blog, I’m so unfamiliar with how to increase visibility beyond my friends that seeing someone I didn’t know was a real treat!!! (New to all this). Love your blog x

  18. poetart says:

    I love this. 🙂

  19. juliebera says:

    What a wonderful poem…

  20. Enjoyed this very much, thank you 🙂

  21. Rick Stokes says:

    Nice link between man and forest.

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  23. Mike says:

    I love this one. Seemed to flow so nicely, and is kind of “against” the trend in modern american society to just ditch our loved ones when times fall apart or get tough. Thank you for your poem 😛


  24. itsliyanne says:

    gosh youre good!!! feel free not to answer this, how much time do you spend reading others work? why or why not? reason i ask, i find the more i read others work, the more intimidated i get. or their writing voices will start to bleed thru mine..am i using the wrong filters maybe? ive always been advised its all abt having ur own distinct voice? any ways you yourself work to achieve that? agn, i’d def understand if u dont wanna share but any thoughts you got would be so great :)!

    • mypenandme says:

      I read, mostly to become inspired. The time that I spend reading books/scripts and looking at blogs varies from day to day. I have a keen interest in writing scripts and this is where I am placing most of my energy right now. Poetry for me represents the freedom of self-expression. In many of the poems that I write, I am expressing something from deep within that nobody else could possibly relate to in exactly the same way, for we are all unique individuals with our own set of life circumstances, feelings and experiences. So for me–I put my poems out there as if I were hanging a painting–each poem a form of my self-expression. It is never my hope or expectation that all my poems are understand, nor do I have a desire to explain them, though sometimes I do if the questions are non-intrusive. As much as I spill my heart and thoughts out into my writing, I am actually a very private person as many writers/artists are. There are many talented people here on WordPress–writers, artists, cooks/chefs, photographers, filmmakers…and the list goes on. I enjoy spending some of my time here each day. So–I guess what I am suggesting to you, is to write for yourself, write to express yourself and take in only the works of others that inspire you. But then again, I think that you’re already doing that. Wishing you much writing success, and I’ll look forward to reading more of your work. M.A.

      • itsliyanne says:

        thank you for responding. i rly appreciate it. and i’ll take what you say to heart. you obviously know what you’re doing :). sometimes i know im guilty of writing what i think the reader wants to hear. but i guess thats not actually doing anyone a service is it…so glad to have found wordpress. and this blog. i’ll be on the lookout for more of ur material. all the best too

      • mypenandme says:

        Writing is a journey. I wish you much happiness on yours. Thank you for writing back. Mary Ann

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