The autumn leaf is a phase in the cycle for the living tree. Eventually after the leaf decays the tree may reabsorb the nutrients. Nice perspective on that leaf.
Oh, my. I am enchanted by this line: "to dress the sky so briefly" Sigh.
This has a beautiful cadence. Each stanza is a gem.
I love the cadence in this.. and how brief the beauty can be.
'to dress the sky so briefly;' beauty of a line....i also like the image of the 'waiting earth'...
such like describes 'life'. great write :)
nice cyclic cadence...leaf comes and goes.
A rhythmic life story!
What a beautiful cadence this poem has. I love the image of the waiting earth. Toni Spencer is Kanzensakura.
Life and death are entwining, from autumn leaf dying to the waiting arms of spring ~