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A Breeze Ballet

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A Breeze Ballet

A single orange leaf
twists and turns 'bove vibrant vales -
espying a shadowed glimpse
of nature's palette as she sails.
A variegated dreamer
drifts beyond a wooded realm -
'tween doughty boughs of balsa
floating o’er oak and elm.

She glides along the gleaming glens 
with bewitchery and charm -
fingertips slowly dance and dip
as she whispers in Fall's arms.
A silent soaring sonnet
soon greets her tinctured friends;
atmospheric art is born
as their colors braid and blend.

A masterpiece of chroma
gently lures the naked eye -
leaves of bronze and yellow
decorate a midday sky.
An orchestra of colored flags
sing passed a closing eve - 
now its time to bid adieu
and thus, each stipule leaves.

The orange leaf then slumbers
underneath a yawning sun.
Her wings have gone to sleep,
my friend, for her breeze ballet 
is done.


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  1. Date: 4/14/2010 11:35:00 AM
    This is a wonderful piece - many congrats on your well deserved win. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 11:18:00 PM
    This is really nice, flowing; moves like the leaf.

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 9:17:00 AM
    This is a beautiful piece. Congrats on your well deserved win. -Mike

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 11:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place with your magnificent poem, John. Have a Happy Easter with your loved ones. God bless you. Love and admiration, Andrew.

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 8:08:00 AM
    Easter greetings John.Just to say I airmailed your pize this morning.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 1:51:00 AM
    A1 for this, John. Congratulations on your being first place on this contest. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 1:57:00 PM
    very beautiful poem, I see this ballet before. you have brought it to life again.

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 9:59:00 AM
    Love when you write lyrically like this! congratulations. Andrea

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 1:06:00 PM
    Once again, I must say it!! No one can fill your shoes....this magnificent poem proves it!! :) Congratulations, John...another mezmerizing piece from your pen!

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 7:56:00 PM
    Congrats for the first place. Fine imagery and rhyming

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 6:34:00 PM
    Like a symphony, nice job John Congrats

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 12:37:00 PM
    Beautiful, congratulations on first place in the contest... love Constance

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 9:48:00 AM
    beautiful work. Well deserved win. congratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 8:48:00 AM
    A fine win..I love this poem..it really is an orange poem..wonderful. Congtrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 8:48:00 AM
    A fine win..I love this poem..it really is an orange poem..wonderful. Congtrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 8:40:00 AM
    congrats on your win in this contest very nice write faleshia

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 7:30:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in my contest John..Rgds Brian.My latest contest 'APRIL FOOTLE' is now open.If you care to confirm by soupmail if the forwarding address I have on file is still okay to use I will airmail your prize after the Easter hols.

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 12:09:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest John.Rgds Brian.Trust you are now fully recovered

  1. Date: 1/24/2009 5:22:00 PM
    I absolutely love this, John. Autumn is full of beauty, as is this poem. It is now among my favorites. Sincerely, Donna G.

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 8:28:00 AM
    John - Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in Christie’s contest – God Bless, MJ

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