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Best Leaf Poems

Below are the all-time best Leaf poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of leaf poems written by PoetrySoup members

Floating down with grace and ease
Carried off by the Autumn breeze
Rich in hues of orange and red
Landing in the flower bed

What once was buzzing full...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: leaf, memory, nature,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member The Red Leaf

the raspy whisper

gets my full attention -
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and...

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Categories: leaf, death, emotions, grief, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
One Green Leaf

One leaf fell from a tall, tall tree
and subtly kissed gnarled roots beneath;
a lover’s kiss below sunned-sheath 
of greenest leaves, a jubilee.  

One spiraling...

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Categories: leaf, color, green, holiday, imagery,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Lonely Leaf in the Water
I watched it fall
In spiralling flight
This browned yellow leaf
A saddened sight

For not long ago
It was alive and so green
In a canopy of cover
Above the stream


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Categories: leaf, nature, sea, water,
Form: Rhyme
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.

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Categories: leaf, abuse,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member If Only I Could Love You
If I could love you, I’d love you strong
with the strength of a million dreams  
my rains would flood you with passion
my storms, blow...

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Categories: leaf, beauty, desire, emotions, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined blue eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
he climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar...

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Categories: leaf, adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For One Pass Of Your Breath

you write your words and they make me cry
you write those word and you know i die
but i've died so often now

i held you in...

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Categories: leaf, lost love, love, love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Running through my mind,
Running through my veins,

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Categories: leaf, abuse, analogy, art, corruption,
Form: Epic
Premium Member My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs

There’s a beguiling danger in beauty…

seduced as I was by the fickle fingers of fate musingly stroking my hair,
I envisaged
this lusciously lavish landscape 
of sun-raptured...

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Categories: leaf, betrayal, dark, emotions, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
My Heart Will Go On
POTD 30th August 2018 

The gently swaying branches of the old oak should elicit calmness
And yet a sense of foreboding permeates the midnight air
Wild imaginings?...

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Categories: leaf, grief, heartbreak, lost, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Hope

Hope is a song of bird
Reassuring forlorn dawn,
The nightmare is banished
And the dream is still alive

Hope is a Lotus flower
Drowning in the night
Yet, rising through...

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Categories: leaf, hope,
Form: Free verse
Tears on her pillow - continued from A girl named Sue

Tears for a Mother
Fears for a Father gone
Fate deals an unfair hand
The door to youthful joy closing
on adolescent shoulders imposing
grown up responsibilities instead

Eyes sadly deprived...

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Categories: leaf, fate, first love, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member All too Soon
One windy night upon my breast
I felt the kiss of winter’s breath
A breath that blew me into flight 
Upon my breast one windy night

A leaf...

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Categories: leaf, death, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss

O, weeping willow shed your sorrow
on whispering breeze to soothe your grief
within whose breath's a healing yarrow
to whisk away tears upon your leaf.

Sweet rustling zephyr...

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Categories: leaf, emotions, heartbreak, hope, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Broken

I wonder about her
as I shave suet and place thistle seed down -

once again

she reveals herself to the corner of my eye
her slight movement caught...

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Categories: leaf, bird, emotions, fate, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Old Oak Tree

         Oh I am but a simple leaf

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Categories: leaf, autumn, life, spring, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Think Of You - At The Edge - 3

A reflection of the coloured pencil drawn sky
skates on the glass smooth surface below it.
While a rebellious group of shades take their positions 
on a...

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Categories: leaf, introspection, love, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Silence personified
I am nature,
soul of a mountain,
buried under a billion snowflakes.

I float like butterflies,
from petal to petal.
As cinereal clouds clear,
under a glistening sunrise,
I illuminate like a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: leaf, analogy, metaphor, silence,
Form: Personification
Premium Member I Think Of You - Ground Zero - 1
I Think Of You - Ground Zero (Part 1)

Leaving under a blood moon

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Categories: leaf, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seeing Autumn's oak adorn
Painting sky before I was born,
Draping my grave in leaf and acorn.

Contest: Crystalline
Sponsor: Rick Parise

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Categories: leaf, autumn, birth, death, life,
Form: Crystalline
Ode to Mum

Brown paper memories she puts in my hands
Twine roughly tied in a bow slightly askew
Part and parcel of a humble life once led?
My defiant eyes...

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Categories: leaf, inspirational love, love, mum,
Form: Ode
The Turning
The year has finally yawned and turned       
Upon a half-revealed shoulder.
A vibrancy, intrinsic to a reemerging 
Enforcement of the...

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Categories: leaf, celebration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Share My Soul

A pair of morning-doves preen and prim
snuggled close on their favorite limb.
Cooing low, they wake a sleeping sun,
and give praise for a new day begun.


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Categories: leaf, how i feel, love,
Form: Rhyme
Gone Forever
Here I sit amongst the long grasses and the reed,
in a solitary place, where my breath is freed,
on an Indian Summer's evening on the lake...

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Categories: leaf, autumn, nature, sky, summer,
Form: Rhyme