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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

September comes to gild the tree
And forest leaves are painted bold
When autumn in her splendour sings
In shades of red and burnished gold

They flit and flutter to the ground
Like butterfly or fairy wings
In shades of red and burnished gold
When autumn in her splendour sings

As one by one they drift and fall
Til multiplied ten thousand fold
When autumn in her splendour sings
In shades of red and burnished gold

And though her beauty is renowned
To falling leaves ‘tis death she brings
In shades of red and burnished gold
When autumn in her splendour sings



The poem is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain 
are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain.
The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc..  
x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem.  A and B represent 
the refrain.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2010 5:13:00 AM

    Congrats for the win. A Nice poem

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 8:18:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win with this wonderful poem. Caryl

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 3:10:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win, Margaret. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 4:38:00 PM

    This was so hard to judge... I thank you for submitting this wonderful poem for my contest.....Peace....:JP]

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 4:03:00 PM

    Another big congrats Margaret on your HM in Jared's contest.. for a beautiful brilliant poem and well deserved honor.. enjoy..luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 2:45:00 PM

    A lovely poem and true to form. Copngratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 12:58:00 PM

    I remember this beauty, and glad to see it is among the winning poems! Congratulations, Margaret! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 7:35:00 AM

    What a beauty!!!! This goes into my favorites, Margaret!! Pure loveliness,.....Carrie!!

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 11:24:00 PM

    This is beautiful ..Charma

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 9:58:00 PM

    This form seems very complex; I don't know if I'm going to try it....... But it looks so easy for you. Good luck in the Contest, Margaret. I love the repeated lines! Great job. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 9:53:00 PM

    I neve saw purple or orange cucumbers!!! That's why! : ) The color is not important in the Limerick... ; )