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The Leaf’s Dance

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The Leaf’s Dance

Only by happenstance through the window I looked out,
it was my good fortune that fall leaves were flying about;
and as if He were watching, simply waiting for me,
He then gave me quite a wonderful show to see.

It was just one leaf, but it was my very own golden acrobat
giving me quite a performance, more agile than my cat;
so I watched where the leaf might chance to go;
indeed, I was enjoying its tremendous golden show.

It came from somewhere on high, perhaps from my very own tree,
it shook itself loose, then began a tumble for want of gravity;
a flip, a swirl, a merry minuet it then performed on wind’s wings,
as I listened ever closer, even the other leaves did then sing.

Another flip, another swirl, all enhancing its color golden,
when it turned, lifted upward again, having come emboldened
to continue this dance, the Dance of the Leaf, softly it did sway,
before the music left its soul, before to the ground it lay.

A piece of God’s art, in dancing norm,
for a Dance on Wind, it did perform.

4 November, 1999
©KRJ



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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Simply lovely.Enjoyed the read.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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Thank you Watcher. I enjoyed the show!
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This was so lovely! You described perfectly this fine dance. I saw it too.
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4 posted 11-04-1999 05:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Bravo to the leaf for a fine performance and to you, Sunshine, for a beautiful poem!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

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Stunning imagery....a wonderful piece Sunshine.....!!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
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Sunshine,
A lovely poem, wonderful paint, this one is a keeper.
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Wow Sunshine, you give new meaning to fall! I saw one that same color do it's dance down today as I watched it. Never thought of it this way. Excellent!
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Fall certainly inspires such lovely poetry!
Well done, Sunshine!

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Sunshine: Thanks for inviting us to watch the show with you. *S* This is beautiful!
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Thanks everyone for coming in to read. Sorry I was late getting back to you - I was gone helping my daughter welcome her second son into the world!
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...and I'm even later - This is great, Sunshine - and I hope the little guy and Mom are doing well.....
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Such beauty from one little happenstance!:

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

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Thanks Nan, Isis, for coming in.
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Watching leaves fall with their magnificant colors is something I defiently love to do. Great poem.
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Thank you Joy...I'll be looking for some of your works...
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