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Only Leaves

Only Leaves

Their numbers are overwhelming
golden and brown transversing my path.
I abandon every one in each step forward.

Green lives, lived,finally 
fallen to the battlefield of my morning walk,
some burning red, the last fire extinguished.

Others are dry and crisp,
burnt toast of maples,
drifting and rolling as Mariah scoots them.

Is it the wind;
or are these pointy little corpses
positioning for Halloween tricks?

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 3:21:00 PM
    Very nicely done, looking forward to reading more...

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 3/24/2014 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Julie. I wrote that one so long ago. Kathy
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Hi Kathryn I love leaves and so a poem a descriptive as this has fed my soul this morning. Great to be with you on Poetry Soup. Be of good spirits, Love, SuZ

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:24:00 AM
    I love the descriptiveness of the fallen leaves. And the playfulness of the last stanza. Great write.

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:14:00 PM
    Simply beautiful.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 11:43:00 AM
    this is darling, how you ended it. I loved the images in this one about the different colors of fall leaves. Beautiful!

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:59:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem. I can imagine walking and seeing the abundance of leaves fallen in colors of autumn, and brown some all ready brown, crisp crunching underfoot. Halloween near. Thanks for sharing your poem.

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 9:59:00 AM
    clever poem is this, kathryn, one imagines as one reads your poem, being there, inside of the poem, this is powerful writing...

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Your work facinates me.

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Beautiful description of ... autumn, perchance?... with a little 'seasonal treat' in the last 2 lines! Terry

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 7:44:00 PM
    There is no one here with the facility of language that you have... none with imagery so vividly evoked. I think I've said it before of you... you are a unique. Love, Keith

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 11:17:00 AM
    I love your imagination in writing this poem Kathryn!Very nice poem.Enjoyed the read.