Poetry Friday: Ghost Leaf


After two months of daily writing (minus a few days in February), my writing energy is fading, fading, fading. Thus, it seemed especially appropriate to share a trio of poems inspired by a ghost leaf.

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Rain showered
Wind scoured
Time devoured

M. Hogan (c) 2018

Autumn’s light imprint
trickles away with the breeze
sand and time disperse

M. Hogan (c) 2018

Once a fallen leaf
Now a fading memory
How fleeting it is

M. Hogan (c) 2018

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Heidi Mordhorst at her fabulous blog, My Juicy Little Universe. She facilitates a wonderful discussion with Irene Latham and Liz Steinglass, explaining the origins of the Progressive Poem and the exciting twist for this year. Skip on over to enjoy that and to get a head start on April’s Poetry Month.

26 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Ghost Leaf

  1. Beautiful, haunting, sad poems. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. ureadiread says:

    I was fascinated by the image of a ghost leaf and found myself wondering where an oak leaf would find itself dusted in sand. Your few words inspired several minutes of contemplation. Hang in there for one more day. Then, how do you recharge as a writer?

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  3. Irene Latham says:

    Oh I can relate to the fading after a month of intense writing… your poems and the very phrase “ghost leaf” is gorgeous and haunting. Thank you! xo

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  4. Thoughtful poems. Each is haunting in its own way. And thanks for the link – I think I need to get in on this poetry Friday thing!

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  5. Two months of daily writing is impressive considering your life as mom, wife, and educator. Well done!

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  6. They are melancholic beautiful poems, I love your first one, and after the rain the “ghost leaf” carries on… wonderful image it seems so large, but it is probably small, thanks Molly!

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  7. Diane Mayr says:

    I think that photo is fascinating! Perhaps you should get out and do noting but take photos for a few weeks. I’ll bet you’ll find inspiration there.

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  8. Purviben K Trivedi-Ziemba says:


    I loved, loved, loved the Ghost leaf image. Your poetry is just beautiful. Keep sharing.

    The snow is melting in my neck of woods and I just found my pan that was buried under a snow. So your ghost leaf brings a smile to me.

    Best wishes.


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  9. Molly, you crack me up! Your not one, not two, but THREE ghost leaf poems belie your claim to be fading. : ) I like the first one best.

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  10. Such an intriguing collection of poems! I really like this image as well…haunting.

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  11. Kay Mcgriff says:

    All three poems capture that fading energy. The photo, too, is haunting.

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  12. katswhiskers says:

    These are all lovely. That first, so different to the others – but so clever, too. (The other two are quite wistful.)

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