The Leaving

Together, they inhaled autumn:

foliage choreographed

early morning lightshows

of decomposing leaves;

brambles snagging sleeves

as they followed fallen acorns,

until he found a perfect russet

leaf for her to press

between the leaves of sonnets

to alleviate her distress

at his autumn leaving.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

The Leaving 2

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Another poem in response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #15

It’s Monday, De is our host and we are writing quadrilles using the word leaves. I’ve been working on some old and new poems, taking them apart and reconstructing them to create two quadrilles. Sorry, De, but I had to use the word ‘leaf’ in this one!

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31 thoughts on “The Leaving

  1. This is just too gorgeous! Especially:
    “decomposing leaves;

    brambles snagging sleeves

    as they followed fallen acorns”

    The sounds here are fantastic. And the use of “leaf” is a-okay, when also using “leaves.” 🙂

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    1. My grandmother was a flower and leaf presser. She had a huge family Bible and I used to love leafing (pardon the pun!) through it to see what treasures I could find.

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