Fallen Leaves

Remembrance Day 2020, is an even quieter time than usual in the UK due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic.

I walk with Zoë through Loughborough’s Queens Park. A roped off area with small wooden crosses, each with a paper poppy and a name on them, placed in rows in the grass. Men from Loughborough. Dead soldiers.

fallen leaves
the sound of the last post
filtered by oak trees

Paul Conneally
November 2020

2 thoughts on “Fallen Leaves

  1. .
    Lovely haiku, great lines, and love that last line.

    Remembrance Day –
    the child insists on a poppy
    for her doll

    André Surridge (1951-2019)
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Originally from Hull, England

    Joint 3rd Prize
    1st With Words International Online Haiku Competition (2008)
    judge: Alan Summers

  2. fallen leaves
    the sound of the last post
    filtered by oak trees

    Paul Conneally
    November 2020

    That first line where it’s picked up by that second line, and is beautifully fulfilled by that lovely last line, wow!

    Alan

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