Quadrille – Leaves

De is our prompter this Monday at dVerse Poets Pub. It is the Quadrille feature for this Monday. A quadrille is a 44 word poem, not including the title and must include the word of the prompter. She is prompting us to use the word “leaves” as in leaves that fall from tree, leaves as in he, she, it leaves; leaves of grass, book leaves. Even leaving or leave. Come join us and see what shakes loose from the tree! https://dversepoets.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/quadrille-15/

Leaves are leaving
Summer is leaving,
Leaves drop delicately
One.at.a.time.
Leaves know when it is time
better than we.
There are a few early to the party
but leaves know when to leave.
It is time for autumn –
We say.
Leaves know when it is time to
f
a
l
l

public domain photo

 

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria Young
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 23:40:44

    It was great getting to know you, Toni. I’m returning to school and will catch you during breaks for more dVerse fun. So sad summer is leaving. Love this:
    Leaves know when it is time to
    f
    a
    l
    l

    Reply

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 15:13:41

    Oh they do… they know it better.. I would love them to stay though.. love the clever use of fall

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  3. whimsygizmo
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 15:22:00

    Love this:
    One.at.a.time.
    and that
    f
    a
    l
    l

    so much. They do know, don’t they? We could take our cues from them, for sure. Loved this, Toni.

    Reply

  4. kim881
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 15:24:34

    Great use of punctuation and structure, Toni. I love the autumn but I think it’s wonderful that our cousins over the pond call it fall!

    Reply

  5. petrujviljoen
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 15:34:56

    Enjoyed this.

    Reply

  6. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 15:41:00

    Toni, this touched me deeply right now as I’ve just been through such a struggle with someone who is having such a hard time leaving. I want to be like a leaf when it is my time.

    Reply

  7. Linda Kruschke
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 15:58:03

    Very nice.

    Reply

  8. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 17:20:31

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous write ❤

    Reply

  9. Arcadia Maria
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:09:29

    Lovely. I like the you structured the ending of the poem to resemble falling leaves.

    Reply

  10. The Literary Doc
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:53:57

    Great image of some leaves being early to the party!

    Reply

  11. Bryan Ens
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 21:19:24

    Love the way you constructed
    f
    a
    l
    l

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  12. Bodhirose
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 21:22:31

    Charming, Toni, yes, the leaves know when it is the perfect time to leave…and fall. I like your falling fall at the end!

    Reply

  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 02:03:55

    Clever, and so apt.

    Reply

  14. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 07:31:06

    They sure don’t miss a cue so they say!

    Hank

    Reply

  15. lillian
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:46:05

    Love everything about this….especially the notion that nature (leaves) know when it is time to leave, better than we. Use of f…..a…..l…..l…..down and across the page at the end is very effective!

    Reply

  16. Mish
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 15:15:53

    I really like the personification and perspective of the leaves and how they know when to depart, when to fall. It made me envious of their insight as I could have used it this past week. A lovely quadrille, Toni.

    Reply

  17. Misky
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 17:18:48

    All of this poem is lovely, but the last few lines are stunning and clever.

    Reply

  18. Barry D
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 19:50:00

    This poem feels meditative… almost as if order is restored to the universe as long as leaves know when to leave. And they will leave on time regardless of how we feel about it. Loved it.

    Reply

  19. Josslyn Rae Turner
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 20:18:51

    I love the tone and pace. And I thought it was clever to separate “fall” into four lines. Very nice! 🙂

    Reply

  20. sarahsouthwest
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:55:16

    Always a joy, love your playful use of form. Delicious.

    Reply

  21. Barry D.
    Oct 01, 2016 @ 08:26:04

    Loved this. A time and season for everything.

    Reply

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