Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin

A Fallen Leaf

Rating: 3.1
A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
A rendezvous, a kiss or two,
And youth for ever lost.
Ah, me!
The bitter, bitter cost.

A flaunting patch of vivid red,
That quivers in the sun;
A windy gust, a grave of dust,
The little race is run.
Ah, me!
Were that the only one.
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COMMENTS
Shaun Cronick 12 August 2020
Sooner or later I'm always drawn back to this more than fine poem. A simple poem that resonates and calls to me. One of those rarities in poetry that eternally shines and oh so brightly. Thank you dear Ella and sleep well. Sleep well. For you are and always will be, my greatest friend in time.
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A trusting little leaf of green, .......a fabulous poem that can be read gain and again.....10
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Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020
How can anyone ever tire from reading genius. I do never tire of sheer brilliance!
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Shaun Cronick 07 May 2020
This gets me every time I read it. Superbly written and a joy to read. The beat, the meter the flow and its magnificent message. Brilliant.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 October 2019
A trusting little leaf of green A bold audacious frost Youth for ever lost " Fantastic imagery Great poem.
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Shaun Cronick 06 July 2019
The brilliance of Ella Wheeler Wilcox.One of my favourites by my favourite poet. You never really died Ella, You live on eternally through your magnificent prose. I and many, many more miss you.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 January 2019
An awesome write and that too rich in rhyme, rhythm and philosophy about life.
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 02 July 2018
Great write, , , , I like it
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Gajanan Mishra 12 November 2017
little race is run, good one
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 11 November 2017
So wonderful read a poem on a Leaf! A flaunting patch of vivid red, That quivers in the sun; A windy gust, a grave of dust, The little race is run. Ah, me! Were that the only one.
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