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 Hyannis it's football with the Kennedys:
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