A Fallen Leaf Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A Fallen Leaf

Rating: 3.2

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.

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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Edward Kofi Louis 11 November 2017

A grave of dust! Thanks for sharing.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 November 2017

Such a fine poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox....

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John S 23 March 2015

Wow, this poem succinctly sums up romance, growing old, and dying. I wish she would have elaborated on this theme a little bit more.

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K.Mahakul 11 November 2017

Beautiful poem with lofty insight.

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me poet yeps poet 28 November 2022

lovely poem I too have composed 20 autumns poems read some

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Gabriel Oluwalana 19 May 2022

5 stars. I love it.

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Richard Wlodarski 19 May 2022

Mother Nature, romance, youth, life and wisdom all rolled up into one succinct poem. That's the fine art of poetry at its best!

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A moving poem so poignant. Ella Wheeler Wilcox......brilliant

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Chinedu Dike 19 May 2022

Well penned with clarity of thought and mind.

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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