nearly abstract watercolor painting of fall leaves on a blue background with the text of a haiku in the upper left corner

unmarked grave …
a thousand red maples
offer their leaves

11 Responses

  1. pbergonzi Says:

    Deep and sweet.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Very beautiful, poignantly so.

  3. loneheron Says:


  4. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    Gorgeous and deeply moving work, Debbie–both the painting and the poem. It is good to be reminded of the generosity of trees…

    colder than I remember…
    the Ponderosa
    offering its needles
    to kindle a little fire

    Many thanks for sharing your gifts.


  5. debbiemstrange Says:

    Your words touched me, Autumn. Thank you so much, especially for sharing your lovely tanka!

  6. magyar Says:

    Nature's honor.

  7. Robert Kingston Says:

    Agree, so poignant.
    Nicely done Debbie.

  8. MaryJo Says:

    Very beautiful.

  9. John Potts Says:

    autumn gale
    all the trees are doing
    hurry up and wait

  10. Jeff Hoagland Says:

    Beautiful – We offer what we can

  11. Debbie Strange Says:

    A thousand thanks to all who took the time to comment. I apologize for not responding sooner (vision issues), but please know that I appreciate you. Happy solstice to everyone!

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