I was fascinated by the lone leaves, having fallen last Season, forgotten! But as the river was low, the water receded, and these beautiful leaves live on!
If only, for a little while longer.
The Leaf's Lament
Said the leaf to the sky
I would learn how to fly
But I'm shaking like a leaf, do I dare?
Said the sky to the leaf
It's a matter of belief
just jump into my blanket of air!
Then the sky sang
then the leaf sprang
and the trees were empty and bare.
By Andrew Fusek Peters