Tuesday, May 20, 2003

A Fallen Leaf Comments

Rating: 3.1

A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
A rendezvous, a kiss or two,
And youth for ever lost.


Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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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Jayatissa K.Liyanage 11 November 2017

A poem of profound meaning. Youth and love enjoy, perhaps without knowing the distant fate, which in spite of it's inherent sadness, may carry a petty thing to feel happy about too. Great write. Congrats for being the PoD.X

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Geoff Lynch 11 November 2017

Loved this poem so beautiftul.

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Sagni 11 November 2017

wow! ! ! beauty, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Glen Kappy 11 November 2017

And is Wilcox talking of leaves or romantic relationships? This the richness of this little well-crafted poem. -GK

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Savita Tyagi 11 November 2017

Lovely poem. Fall’s transient beauty is sad and mesmerizing both. A vivid reminder of impermanence.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 11 November 2017

Soft, sweet and lucid impression to love the past.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 November 2017

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

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K.Mahakul 11 November 2017

Beautiful poem with lofty insight.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 11 November 2017

Oh what a poem I am indeed speechless.......thanks for sharing

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 November 2017

A grave of dust! Thanks for sharing.

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