Autumn Leaves

Some cheer fresh green instead of autumn leaves:
Me, I'm enchanted by the red

of autumn leaves.

You're so lovely, so fire-bright, so vivid!
(All the things I said

to autumn leaves.)

It's such a good feeling to know you're alive
sang Mister Rogers, the Fred

of autumn leaves.

If I were sleepy, I'd bundle up, lie down,
ensconce me in a bed

of autumn leaves.

I bang the keyboard in a righteous fury,
commenting on the thread

of autumn leaves!

Floridians sojourning in New England
are struck still by the dread

of autumn leaves.

The first Saturday night of November,
fall back (don't spring ahead!)

with autumn leaves.

High-priestess of code-writing, tech-whiz,
hit me with hex-colors! Embed

the autumn leaves.

Dylan Thomas wrote "In the White Giant's Thigh"
beery and brash in the shed

of autumn leaves.

A tawny tomcat slinks between the trees,
sleek furry quadruped

of autumn leaves.

In Hyannisport, it's football at the compound:
Jack and Bobby and Ted

in autumn leaves.

I love these mornings lively with bright chill;
Mount Pleasant garlands the dead

with autumn leaves.

Thomas, old rake! You'll live to see the day
when Xanadu's carpeted

with autumn leaves.





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-11-15 at 03:01

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Sameen
God dammit why are you so talented!!!! Ughhhhhh I'm jealous!!!
2017-11-16

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by Thomas DeFreitas