- Leaves (Thread) Poem by Ben Gieske

- Leaves (Thread)

Rating: 2.7


under the dogwood
leaves cover
a cat’s grave

early spring
one leaf still dangles
from the tree

palmistry
dew drops on a leaf
pick a vein

widow’s diary
pressed rose petal
the last leaf

with the rain drops
leaves flutter to the ground
fall showers

fallen leaves
circusing in the grass
merry-go-wind

October shower
leaves in the gutter
disembark

leaves changing colors
across the landscape
season's chameleons

morning rain
under maple leaves
tap my shoulder

leaves ripple
with melodies
cicadas song

These were published online by Sketchbook. See September/October “leaves” Haiku thread:

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ramesh Rai 17 October 2014

Beautiful read.Lively and lovely ink.

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Sonya Florentino 05 December 2009

each one is a gem and threaded together they make for an enchanting necklace....

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Patti Masterman 04 December 2009

You have such tremendous imagination at work in everything you write. I was not surprised that you could turn each haiku into a small gem of perfection. (smile)

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Meggie Gultiano 27 November 2009

Wonderful lines, great words you have here, Ben..and oh, I really love these lines.. widow’s diary pressed rose petal the last leaf .............................a touching line, indeed

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I have read these over and over and they all have their own charm. Such a variety of images your readers are totally spoilt. My favorite is fallen leaves, circusing in the grass, merry-go-wind. How clever is that! Great work Ben. 10 Karin

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