A Solitary Leaf in Autumnal Gown

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Bright Autumn colours


A Solitary Leaf

in Autumnal Gown


A flaming leaf
was told by the breeze
to abandon
the majestic tree;
it fluttered
fully complete
landing silently
right at my feet.
I picked it up
to curiously view
a tiny spider
settled there, who
scampered off,
made his escape
leaving me
with this perfect shape -
a solitary leaf,
beautifully designed,
a sculpture,
a pleasure to the mind,
wearing its best autumnal gown,
colours of red,
yellow and brown.


Submitted: October 04, 2014

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Such a beautiful poem.
Such beautiful words, describing the act of one single leaf, saying goodbye, act complete.
I love your poem

Sat, October 4th, 2014 11:30am


So pleased - the leaves are just starting to fall here. thank you, Erana. Margaret

Mon, October 6th, 2014 7:40am

Margaret Snowdon

I love the colours of Autumn although it's the sign of coming Winter - but all seasons have their beauty, I think. Thank you for reading, Erana. Margaret

Sat, October 4th, 2014 1:54pm

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