Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nature's Ballet

Written for One Shot Wednesday


Leaves
Dry and crinkled with age
Swirling down
to dance across the lawn
like tiny ballerinas






19 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! I can just smell the autumn when I read this and feel the wind! The leaves do look like ballerinas. Lovely, Linda.

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  2. love the reference to ballerinas...lovely...bkm

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  3. A beautiful way with words and creating that word picture of a fall dance.

    Thank you so much for joining us at One Shot Wednesday.

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  4. The good side of me:
    I think this poem is sweet. Well written I do get the picture of the ballerinas as being old.

    The bad side of me:
    I'm going to have to tell the wife. I can't burn that bag full of tiny ballerinas. I'm going to turn them loss and leaf blow them into that ladies yard next door to dance.

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  5. You describe it perfectly. nice one.

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  6. that was so well said,

    to dance across the lawn
    like tiny ballerinas

    thanks for sharing this with One Shot..cheers Pete

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  7. I love fall! Thanks for the reminder.
    cheers

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  8. Talon- Thank you so much.

    Signedbkm- Thank you.

    Moondustwriter- Thank you. It was fun to participate in One Shot Wednesday.

    deak49- Thanks, and I won't tell where those extra leaves came from.

    anthonynorth- Thank you.

    Pete Marshall- Thank you.

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  9. I've never liked fall very much (it leads right to winter & all that snow, you know!) - but I like the image this evokes. Maybe I won't curse too much when I see the leaves dancing.

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  10. So nice - don't wonna think about autumn right now - but when summer is over - and I see the first leaves falling, I will remember your nice poem

    Claudia

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  11. That a beautiful shot and poem. I had to think twice about what time of year it is, I almost forgot we're still in the middle of summer!

    Hope you're having a good week!

    - Margaret

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  12. I can almost smell fall..thanks for sharing the dance!

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  13. Here in New England, we enjoy the entire corps de ballet in the backyard. Until it's time to rake them, and then not so much.

    This is a lovely little poem.

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  14. This was so magical, an enchanting piece on nature.
    Now I feel bad putting my little tiny ballerinas in the compost bin to be swirled around by earth worms.

    Joanny

    came by one stop poetry

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  15. Just lovely.. but TOO SOON. Summer has just begun and I'm not going to let it go just yet. ;)

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  16. simply warming
    a joy to read.

    smiles,

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  17. Dustus- I love fall too, next to summer.

    The Bug- I love fall, but I think we all end up cursing the leaves occasionally.

    Claudia- I don't want to think about it yet either, but summer has been kicking our butts since early June.

    Margaret- Thank you. Around here it would be terribly hard to forget what time of year it is. See above comment.

    Soundoffreedom- It does have it's own scent, doesn't.

    PattiKen- There is a new performance every fall.

    joanny- Thank you. Aw, don't feel too bad. They'll live on in next year's ballerinas.

    Hilary- I'm not rushing summer along, but it's been Hot and Humid for weeks! See above comment.

    Jessie- Thank you!

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  18. A lovely image-- well done!
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  19. Mairmusic- Glad you liked it. Thank you for coming by.

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