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100 Sensible Reflections
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Publisher:  Rappahannock Books ISBN-10:  1892105098


Copyright:  July 1, 2004 ISBN-13:  9781892105097

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A Collection of Poetry by R. Leland Waldrip

This unique hardcover collection of poetry by R. Leland Waldrip explores many subjects and relationships that exist in today's world -- celebrates human connection to the physical reality of that world. Classic rhyming couplets and quatrains are easy on the ears with their melodic rhythm, but don't let that fool you. Each poem is a powerful statement of logic and wisdom that perhaps will educate you to a new perspective, and most certainly will leave you with thoughts to ponder as the metric echoes reverberate with impact for the future. Read and enjoy "100 Sensible Reflections." 






Whispers Of Autumn

Pastel’s zenith found itself, days gone by,
And splashed the woods with hickory yellow,
Rustic crimson ate the chlorophyll dye,
Sugar maples lit raspberry mellow.

Now hued leaves turn overnight brown,
They grasp to twig homes like bird claws,
But rain sprinkles gravity, pulling down,
And little zephyr twists are final straws.

Nine-month stems break weakened clasp,
Crispy curls float toward winter station,
Softly click as at bare limbs they grasp,
Desperate to avoid predestination.

In sporadic flocks they gather, descend
To whirl about, collide, one another,
From the full treetops their way wend,
Toward feet of sleeping mother.

Spiral down hushed helix, down and down,
Softly whisper swan song dying,
Settle into carpet, siblings around,
For precious sunlight not now vying,

For rustling rest ‘til bacteria, mold
Convert substance to topsoil loam,
Their mother, other flora fold —
Nutrients for a new leaf’s home.

This mighty secret the leaves all know,
Life recycles in the course of time,
November’s quiet whispers, so low —
Immortality song sublime!

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Reader Reviews for "100 Sensible Reflections"

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 9/18/2004
Hello L, sounds good I've got to add it to my collection. I've been gone awhile and trying to catch up. I see you've been working pretty hard and getting your books out. I've got to put a little more effort in my writing. take care G
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/27/2004
I should tell the reader/reviewer that the book cover is 100 percent reflection and is purposely upside down. This picture is one of only a small handful I took with a new six megapixel digital camera that then died and had to be returned to the seller. I guess this picture was just more than it could absorb. lol
Best regards to all,
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente 7/26/2004
Wonderful Leland!
I'm sending good thoughts for your book.

Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by C. J. Stevens 7/22/2004
The originality of approach, power of words, humor and wisdom make this book a true delight. The cover is highly artistic and a pleasure to see. A wonderful read in every way, and almost impossible to put down.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/10/2004
sounds like a book i could sink my teeth into! i really love your poetry, leland! always have!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/7/2004
Love the poem, Leland. Success with your latest book.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/7/2004
Awesome poem... and the book sounds like a winner Leland!!

Warm love Tinka
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 7/6/2004
Teriffic opening stanza in this excerpt, Leland. I wish you much success with this book - as with all of your work.

Many blessings,

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