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The Maple Leaf

I see you there in forest deep When the world is still asleep You ...the defiant one With your hardened backside Turned to me And I ... hearing through frozen ears The cracking whispers that you speak Before you fall in utter silence The last leaf of autumn At my feet

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Date: 4/3/2018 7:41:00 PM
Ohh simply stunning Elaine. Your 'defiant' maple leaf was a study in staying power. I truly enjoyed the beauty if your poetic lines. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Elaine George
Date: 4/13/2018 1:11:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, Susan...much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 11/17/2017 7:46:00 PM
Great write Elaine, filled with imagery.
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:09:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, James...much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 3/15/2017 6:42:00 PM
Where are you my friend? I am missing your wonderful poetry! ; )
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:06:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, Connie...much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 1/29/2017 4:45:00 PM
Excellent portrait of nature in this work! Keep it up! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 2/2/2017 9:00:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, Matthew. Much appreciated! Elaine
Date: 1/20/2017 6:45:00 AM
I find the older I get the more nature comes alive and speaks to me Elaine. This is lovely! 7 ; )
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Date: 1/26/2017 4:37:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Connie...and for your comments...much appreciated. Elaine
Date: 12/4/2016 8:20:00 AM
This is great! This is how I will hold on when I am old old old and grey.
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Date: 12/9/2016 5:26:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Richard...and for your much appreciated comments. Elaine
Date: 11/28/2016 9:50:00 AM
Nature nut here who enjoys the changing seasons and walks in the woods. Very enjoyable read for a person like me.
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Date: 11/13/2016 12:40:00 PM
Lovely, Lainey! Like an errant lover's last goodbye. ...Fran
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Date: 11/15/2016 5:32:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Fran and for your much appreciated comments. Lainey
Date: 11/11/2016 12:31:00 AM
An absolutely lovely ode to the maple leaf:) the second stanza touched me:) I can recall "the last leaf" story:) a fave and a 7:)
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Elaine George
Date: 11/15/2016 5:32:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by,Jo, and for your much appreciated comments and for adding this poem to your fave list...That means so much to me. Lainey
Date: 11/10/2016 8:03:00 PM
Your poem is simply beautiful, I love it ... CayCay p.s. I should add this: WOW
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Date: 11/15/2016 5:31:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, CayCay, and for your much appreciated comments. Lainey
Date: 11/7/2016 11:57:00 AM
how defining in its descriptive tone, elaine... wow!..huggs
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Date: 11/10/2016 8:19:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Nette, and for your kind comments.
Date: 11/7/2016 3:32:00 AM
Beautifully penned Elaine...enjoyed
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Elaine George
Date: 11/10/2016 8:16:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, Joseph.
Date: 11/6/2016 7:02:00 PM
Such beautiful yet sad imagery you present of the lovely yet fragile Maple leaf, Lainey. Love your poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Elaine George
Date: 11/10/2016 8:12:00 AM
Thank you for your very much appreciated comments, Sandra.
Date: 11/6/2016 1:13:00 AM
Being Canadian I can't help but like this ode to the maple leaf.
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Elaine George
Date: 11/6/2016 3:17:00 PM
Thank you for dropping by Richard. I am currently in North Carolina and leaves are just beginning to change here. Lainey
Date: 11/4/2016 12:26:00 PM
Wow! Beautiful poem, it reads like lyric. I love to read nature poem...........A.M.
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Elaine George
Date: 11/5/2016 8:58:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Afolabi. Lainey.
Date: 11/4/2016 1:31:00 AM
This poem is so lovely Elaine. You were able to capture that sadness of the ending of autumn and it's last colorful leaf. Beautiful just beautiful, 7 ; )
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Date: 11/4/2016 9:52:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Connie...and for your kind comments. Lainey
Date: 11/3/2016 8:44:00 PM
Wow, this is AMAZING. one of your best, Elaine, so short and it says so much. I love it. SEVEN and a fave
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Date: 11/4/2016 9:45:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea. That means a lot to me. Lainey
Date: 11/3/2016 9:38:00 AM
I felt as if I were standing there with you as I read this beautiful autumn offering today Lainey. I actually felt a part of this scene. Wonderfully don.
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Date: 11/3/2016 7:08:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Chris. Your comments are most appreciated. Lainey
Date: 11/3/2016 8:44:00 AM
They are still hanging around here, Mrs Elaine. Beautiful poem, so peaceful:)
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Date: 11/3/2016 7:09:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Daniel, and for your kind comments. Lainey