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A Leaf
by Thomas Watson

Saturday, November 04, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A Leaf




But a leaf

In time’s wind; gusting at

Moments; soft, silent zephyrs of melancholy swaying

At other times, filled with dreams and schemes

And needs versus desires…

Falling, then flying, but always falling

Then twisting in pirouettes of free-style drifting, fleeing, seeking, always searching

Yet, oblivious to it all…lost in the moment of the fall…lost to the design

Of my ways, my pointed, prickly ended efforts and failures…

Only aware in this time, in this span

Of falling simply


I am


    Only As 

A leaf …

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Reviewed by Katina Williams 5/25/2010
Your poem moves and flows beautifully. I love form poetry.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/24/2010
Good layout and poem, Thomas !
Reviewed by Angelia Vogel 5/29/2007
What an eloquent and beautiful piece of work. I have read several of your other poems as well and have enjoyed each one.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/8/2006
well composed analogy, metaphor and imagery ...
Reviewed by J M 11/4/2006
This one is crafted so well and meaningful a delight to have read tonight.

Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 11/4/2006
Very poignant reflection on the duration and spiraling nature of our lives - less a calamity bringing it to an abrupt end. The bible describes our lives as vapour, mist or a flower that wilts and withers. Your falling leaf analogy fits ably.

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