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A Small Poem About Leaves

Leaves fall

feeling their way to ground

sliding in frisson

to settle softly.

Winter's little death,

a backdrop for sleep.

This is a small poem. I often write in shorter forms, the smaller and more compact forms speak to speak to me more readily. I find that the smaller forms are often a fitting form for poems of and around nature. They seem to take a picture of a scene, much like a camera would. So that, when reading these pieces in smaller forms. I often think that visualization is important.

I hope that this small piece resonates with you in some small way and that it inspires you to look at something in your life in a new way.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


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CountryWine wrote on January 31, 2015, 8:06 PM

It gives a sense of peacefulness. Most of my poetry is long and tells a hidden story. They range from morbid to full fledged emotions.

AudreyHowitt wrote on January 31, 2015, 8:34 PM

Thank you for taking the time to read this one! I tend to write smaller pieces

AngelSharum wrote on January 31, 2015, 9:36 PM

It is a very nice poem. Kinda sad.

CountryWine wrote on January 31, 2015, 11:07 PM

Very few poets of times past have been able to master poetry with just four lines!

AudreyHowitt wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:02 PM

Thank you--and yes, it is somewhat sad!

goodselfme wrote on February 2, 2015, 2:05 AM

Your talent in prose is appreciated. Yes, this great poetry has enlightened me for the brand new day ahead. Keep composing.

seren3 wrote on February 2, 2015, 2:18 PM

"near"-haiku? It has that lovely feeling of the minimum, with a complete thought/picture.

Ellis wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:36 PM

Less is best in poetry...very nice..

AudreyHowitt wrote on February 6, 2015, 2:20 PM

Thank you goodselfme!

valmnz wrote on February 6, 2015, 3:05 PM

That is lovely. I like the way you've used the poem to tell a story. When I write poetry it is usually short too.

AudreyHowitt wrote on February 6, 2015, 4:23 PM

It is somewhat haiku like I think! Thank you!

PoeticEnigma wrote on February 23, 2015, 7:42 PM

Very lovely poem....short poems are great too....and this one is very nice.

PegCole17 wrote on March 20, 2015, 8:19 AM

I loved the photo and the verses of this poem were filled with the days of autumn. Nicely done.

xstitcher wrote on May 27, 2015, 7:40 PM

Thank you for sharing. :) I tend to lean more toward the shorter forms of poetry too, though I like to try lots of different types. :)

AudreyHowitt wrote on May 27, 2015, 7:45 PM

Thank you for stopping by Stacey!

xstitcher wrote on May 28, 2015, 1:15 AM

My pleasure, Audrey. :) It's been good to see you here. :D