Their wind swept flight put to tame
A brimming blanket of leaves upon the ground
Quiet they lay, gone their rustling sound
Held still by the towering mighty oak tree
Red brown leaves on branch and bough high above me
Gentle Fall winds entreat each quivering leaf to fly
Alight their color array to sweep the now gray sky.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Oak, photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.