Mark Bratlie


A Falling Leaf - Poem by Mark Bratlie

Today a leaf came down to greet me
Falling gently on a breeze
With intentions to remind me
Of the things I must release

Nature teaches of life's cycles
When to cling and when to fall
There is a time for every season
And solace if we hear the call

But letting go is not so easy
We may need more than just a breeze
Graceful falling takes some practice
And a lesson from the trees

This human mind is often yearning
For some past or future day
But opening to present stillness
Allows a more fulfilling way

We cannot control our seasons
And grasping only brings more grief
Let us settle in the moment
Like the falling of a leaf


Comments about A Falling Leaf by Mark Bratlie

  • Rookie - 303 Points Guy Lip-more (12/22/2012 3:59:00 PM)

    Excellent rhyming poetry, loved it. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,018 Points Valerie Dohren (11/25/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    Lovely poem, very philosophical. Well written with good rhyming. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 25, 2013


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