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
from Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock