My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


The Autumn Leaves (haiku, movie and song) :-)

I ♥ movies from the 40s and 50s!

We were watching a Joan Crawford movie last night: Humoresque (so sad but wonderful) and this haiku and archive post came to mind. 

The Autumn Leaves is a song that I often have running through my mind, especially this time of year. As I mention in this post, it was also a Nat King Cole tune, that my beloved Grandma cherished.

And the movie of the same name is also one that I have never forgotten.Quite a “racy” film for its time (1956) and definitely with some disturbing content.

But, if you are a fan of Joan Crawford and/or movies from the 40s/50s like I am, do check this one out.

It also features a young and oh, so handsome Cliff Robertson.  Also starring, Lorne Greene in a role that is far removed from his later, fatherly image at the Ponderosa Ranch in the Bonanza TV Series. 😉 He’s a real naughty boy in this one!

Have a Wonderful Autumn Day and Hope You Are Enjoying Sunshine Where You Are! 🙂

It’s Still Lovely and Warm, Here In BC. 



Nature Boy

***The story of how the song: Nature Boy, came to be a number 1 hit and the life of the man who wrote it, is one interesting tale. I was so glad I noted this on Freshly Pressed today. See my comment below too. ***


Haiku Reflections: The Autumn Leaves

I’ve had that old tune: The Autumn Leaves  “playing” in my mind for the past couple of days. It inspired me to write this haiku.

This beautiful rendition by Nat King Cole  (my grandma’s favorite singer btw)  was featured in the 1956 film of the same name, starring Joan Crawford and Cliff Robertson . Click to see the trailer  for this movie.

It was considered quite a controversial film for many years: a May-September romance, adultery, mental illness….If you like movies from that era and/or these two actors, you might want to check it out.

I’m a big fan of the golden oldies from the 40’s and 50’s  in all genres, when it comes to movies. 😉 Always have been.  

PS: I found a VHS version of this movie over at Amazon, in case anyone is interested.

After reading  some of the reviews over there, I think I’d like to see it again myself.