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Two Merry Leaves

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Two Merry Leaves

They danced and they turned and they tumbled
In wind, how it sighed and it grumbled
With force, how it howled in its fury
But still they bore no trace of worry

In cool autumn winds they cavorted
My foot! How they laughed and they sported
They flew through the air just like pheasants
Till set in my excellent presence

“Red Leaf,” quoth I unto the leader
“To fly, there is nothing more neater
But weren’t you the least bit affrighted
As thus from the breeze you alighted?”

“Dear sir,” quoth the leaf as he flitted
“To fear, for a leaf ain’t permitted
We’re taught from a bud in the cradle
That even a crash isn’t fatal.”

“I say,” quoth I unto the yellow
“You seem to be such a neat fellow
I wonder how likes you this sporting
Or if you a damsel are courting?”

Quoth he, “All this sporting is splendid
The days of my courting are ended
My lover has flown to the northward
While I am constrained to fly southward.”

Before one more word could be spoken
The peace of that moment was broken
Away flew those leaves o’er the treeses
Borne by the chill autumn breezes


October 25, 2012.
For the contest, Up in the Autumn Air. Second place.

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Trees are such an important part of life, one wonders what it would feel like to be so grounded and then set free! Thanks for stopping by my writes Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:53:00 PM
    Ahhh!!Enjoyed this autumnal work..I could just see those lovers slowing spiraling down then caught in a breeze..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Congrats on the feature Isaiah. Love, Carol

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/6/2012 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I still can't believe it got featured! I've never been featured anywhere before.
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 11:35:00 PM
    Congratulations , i enjoyed reading your poem......Seren

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/6/2012 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Seren. Glad you enjoyed it of course!
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 5:58:00 PM
    fantastic rendition of the theme, isaiah... congrata with huggs!

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/6/2012 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you much! I really like the fall theme.
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win.. :-)

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/5/2012 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much thanks! What nice people here at p.s.
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "Up In The Autumn Air" contest Isaiah. Love, Carol

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/5/2012 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! What do I write after this many times? I think I am starting to sound redundant. Smile! :)
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 6:03:00 AM
    great write friend Isaiah. congratulations on your win. cheers

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/5/2012 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:05:00 AM
    CONGRATS ISAIAH ON A FANTASTIC WRITE AND WIN .. LOVELY IMAGERY LUV..

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! Glad you like the imagery.
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Isaiah , love this , love your humour xx

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, thank you! I can't believe so many people like my poem!
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 9:42:00 PM
    how very very clever this is. Congrats on your well deserved win!

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks much! Glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 8:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 7:19:00 PM
    I love it Isaiah. I would have given it the top spot for its humor. I laughed with you at your "treeses". Love, Joyce

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it! Thanks for your comments.
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 1:38:00 PM
    I enjoyed the Leave's perspective, interesting idea. Well done. Thanks for reading and commenting on my work. It looks like we got started here on the Soup around the same time.

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments! I am glad that you liked it because I enjoy reading your poetry as well.
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Welcome to PS. I like the comments you left on my poem. I do not mind helpful criticism, as I mostly write free verse and haiku and am still learning the forms. I have had difficulty with meter in particular. Debbie helped me rewrite that poem as a kyrielle, but I have not posted it yet.

    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti
    Date: 10/27/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your poem shows a lot of imagination and is an origianl. It should do well in that contest.
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 5:33:00 AM
    "those leaves o’er the treeses"... got a kick out of this phraseology! Love the humour in this one, my friend! Cheers, Jack

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it! I wondered at first if people would like "treeses", but I guess most folks like it.
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:59:00 PM
    I like your rhyming ability mixed with a Good story!

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the wonderful comments!