13 Ways of Looking at Autumn Leaves

For Frank’s prompt at dVerse – imitating poetry. I don’t care for rhymes and rhythms so I am doing poetry ala Wallace Stevens

13 Ways of Looking at Autumn Leaves
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

l.
autumn leaves float
on the surface of the pond
dreaming of summer
2.
wind blows through the trees
rustling the leaves.
they become
an ocean of sound
3.
an owl sails through
the night sky –
the autumn leaves sleep
4.
leaves sunk to the bottom
of the pond
are the color of the eyes of deer
5.
crows in the trees
cackle and crow –
the leaves fall in silence
6.
blown by the wind
the lacy foliage of a cedar
captures an autumn leaf
7.
cold wind causes the leaves
to shiver and shake –
bitterness under a full moon
8.
leaves fall –
the branches are almost bare.soon, soon.
9.
picking up an autumn leaf
all the colors in one.
10.
under the fallen leaves
hickory nuts hide from the squirrels.
11.
leaves like fallen banners
stick to the asphalt.
12.
crows hop from bare branch
to bare branch – they enjoy the sun.
13.
the last leaf clings to the branch.
snow begins to fall –
the last leaf finally lets go.

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