to catch a leaf

to catch a leaf

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
"

I run to catch a leaf

"

 

I run

 

to catch a leaf

 

 

 

it falls so slowly

 

 

 

 

 

 

almost taunting me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is it laughing?


© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
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I like this poem. I like the vision create by your words. Good to watch the grand kids trying to catch a leaf dancing in the wind. I like the way you described the falling of the leave. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Wow, Coyote. I really appreciate your very nice review. You've made me smile.
Hahaha, I always miss and then get really angry about it! :P

Posted 4 Years Ago


Yes, I think the leaves are laughing as they fall. I think they know something we don't!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

They probably know that we all rush around way too much! Thanks for taking the time to read my poem.. read more
An incredibly lovely piece. Brought back so many childhood memories of piling leaves up high and jumping in them for hours with my brother.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. Autumn does seem to bring back many good childhood m.. read more
WOW...Beautiful write Joyce. The simplicity of chasing one leaf or the abyss of all in nature that governs us. Beautiful and brilliant. Tom :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


What a sublimely sweet piece. I am reminded of my days as a child at my grandparents ranch, when I would chase the falling leaves in Autumn...and even splash around in a few of the neat piles that my grandfather had already raked. Nicely done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks for leaving these very nice thoughts behind for me to enjoy on a Sunday morning, Sarah. Have.. read more
Only the sugar maple red ones are laughing, the others are taunting you, ha...good one Joyce, this is a smile on the page.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

How I love those red maple leaves! Thanks for your delightful review, Frieda. You have made my morn.. read more
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Sweet of you to say Joyce, and the pleasure was mine.
you know, maybe it is!

melanie sang about that...

something about laughing being a great way to die....many things in life seem just out of reach, but within reach...but the faster we run after them...the slower we feel as we never seem to catch them..

like dreams...like dreams.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks for your very beautiful review, Jacob. It reads like a poem. Hope you have a very good day.
I love how the breeze cascades their fall, like a pendulum sway. Beautiful thoughts infused with this one, Joyce!



Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Kelly. I really appreciate your lovely thoughts.
Such vivid imagery in so few words! I love the personification of the last line - and the title is so clever. Love this, Joyce!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Rita. Your nice words are very much appreciated tonight. I hope your evening is a very bri.. read more

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