A Leaf Refuses To Fall Poem by Sonny Rainshine

A Leaf Refuses To Fall

Rating: 4.6

The leaves don’t let go
that easily either. It takes a bluster,
a filabuster of north wind,
and the wasp-sting of the first
chill of late September
to tear them off the page
of summer.

Persuasion doesn’t do it.
Sometimes in the middle of winter,
(the DEAD of winter, as they say)
you might see one shriveled
oakleaf, dangling from a frozen
filament of stem,
defiant, victorious.

Nothing likes to end;
the October wind invites
the leaf to tango in the frosty air.
A shy curtsey, a twirling turn,
a pirouette, then the dance
is over and only the bare
fingers of the tree remain.

Gillian.E. Shaw 27 October 2007

another hit a spot. Thankyou.

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Sim Dan 11 November 2007

J u s t B E A U T I F U L!

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Fred Babbin 22 December 2007

You are getting the essence of POETRY here.

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Tara Teeling 11 January 2009

Beautiful piece of poetry. My favourite bit is the second stanza which brings about the image of a lone soldier staggering across a body-clogged field, still ready for a fight. After I read it, I looked out my window and spotted one single poplar leaf holding on to the branch for dear life. A flickering soldier bent on springtime. Am thoroughly enjoying your work and will continue on with reading it...

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David Threadgold 06 July 2008

what an interesting view of nature, who ever wants to let go a good read well worth a 10

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James Foulk 24 May 2008

i like any poem that is about leafs. this is a good one. and i like that line 'LEAVES DON'T LET GO THAT EASILY EITHER.

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Sandra Fowler 01 May 2008

Superb imagery. Leaves lend themselves to poetry.Thanks for sharing your art. As always, Sandra

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Bob Blackwell 27 April 2008

This one makes me feel cold. Can't wait for spring. Its fall here now. Bob

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