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The Leaves of New England

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Quest
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0 posted 12-12-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Quest   Email Quest   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Quest

I'm not sure what I am doing here actually.  I am not a poet.  But in this the year of the great dating service disaster, or as I more commonly refer to it "the year of the black hole of utter despair", I will always remember that simple query.

If the leaves of New England changed color, would you care enough to send me a box full.

I sent a poem instead.
She sent it back.

I'm not a poet.  I just wanted a date.  

THE LEAVES OF NEW ENGLAND

If the sun should shine only in daytime, and the moon could glow only at night,
I would stay awake twenty-four hours, just to capture their beautiful light.
If the leaves of New England changed color, while the leaves here turned ugly and brown,
I would climb a tall ladder and paint them, just to keep you from wearing a frown.
I would paint some with red and some yellow.  I would color them every hue.
Then I’d gather them up and I’d kiss each one soft and deliver their beauty to you.

© Copyright 1999 Quest - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 12-12-1999 12:24 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Anyone who has ever seen our splendiferous foliage has to have an appreciation for this work.....

Welcome to Passions, Quest....     
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2 posted 12-12-1999 12:30 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Quest -
If this isn't poetry ...
I'm a ugly brown leaf
sitting on the ground in
New England !

By golly, I like it !


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Tara Simms
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3 posted 12-12-1999 01:15 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

I've seen the leaves in all their glory
at the change of the season, and they are a sight to see!


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


DreamEvil
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4 posted 12-12-1999 02:18 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I have seen entire mountains exploding with Fall colors. Wonderful to be reminded of them it is.

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)

Corinne
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5 posted 12-12-1999 02:33 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Welcome, friend.  I am relatively new here, too, and have found this to be a very supportive and inspirational group.

And to the woman who sent your poem back, screw her and the horse she rode in on!

Corinne
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6 posted 12-12-1999 02:57 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I agree with Corinne. Let it go. With poetry this beautiful you deserve better. Welcome to Passions and may you always Quest after the things of your heart.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Severn
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7 posted 12-12-1999 05:34 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Confusion is a good enough reason for me!
Welcome - and well done, Quest.
lostboy
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8 posted 12-12-1999 09:33 AM       View Profile for lostboy   Email lostboy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lostboy

I live where 100's of 1000's of people from all over the world come to see the leaves each fall and when they're peak, there's no sight quite like it. Liked your poem, Welcome!
Corinne, regarding your friendly advice....Couldn't have said it better myself!!
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9 posted 12-12-1999 09:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! I liked your poem. And as for the lady, forget her! If she can't appreciate something good, she's not the woman for you!  
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 12-12-1999 10:57 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I beg to differ that you are not a poet, this is beautiful. As for her, she doesn't deserve you  
 
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