From Wikipedia: Acer rubrum (Red Maple, also known as Swamp, Water or Soft Maple), is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern North America.

Red Maple 2013.pdf-Oval Fade-out

The rains last week stripped

the sky of

the soft maple’s brief

autumn blaze;

lightening its branches and

ladening the grass with

leavings like

pieces of a heart waiting to be

blown away.


This is a painting I did many many many years ago (I believe back in the 1960’s when I was a teenager and first started painting). As you can see, my style has really changed.


Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in Canada!

donatellasmallest©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.


30 thoughts on “Leavings

  1. Beautiful poem, Diane – I love how the leaves, like pieces of heart, are waiting to be blown away. What a great image!

    BTW, I’m still enjoying your book on Kindle – it’s so rich with description, story, and characters. All the scenes play out in my head, like watching a movie. (I have to share my Kindle, so reading time is limited – which is just as well, as it allows me to savor it.) 🙂


    • So nice to ‘see’ you here, Betty! And so sorry to have taken so long to reply to your comment. I MUST thank you for your lovely comment AND for reading my novel. It pleases me that you are enjoying it so! Hope you will consider writing a review when you finish it. MUST get over to your blog – have been writing some short stories for my publisher. Just finished the Holiday one today – so should have some time to catch up soon. Blessings. XO ♥


    • Yes, is interesting to see where our creativity takes us. I didn’t even recognize the painting as one of my own until I saw that I had signed it! Your poetry – writing is lovely, as is your blog. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. Have a beautiful autumnal weekend. Blessings.


  2. Reading your work Diane, and looking at your paintings, is just like meditation for me. Wherever I am in my head you always bring me back to a good place.

    This is just beautiful and I adore this painting.

    Love and hugs ❤ xxx


  3. “Pieces of a heart waiting to be blown away”–oh wowza, I feel that one! You’ve packed a fairly short poem full of riches, Diane. And I enjoyed seeing the painting too!


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