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A Picture Perfect Day

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I Wonder Where This Leads

I Wonder Where This Leads

The trees are restless
In the tumultuous air ~
And many of the
Early-turning leaves ~
Have let go of the
Safety of their moorings
To follow their
Tormentor ~

People pass by on
The sidewalks below
Their shoulders hunched
Against the icy air ~
Scarved and gloved
And booted ~ and
Ready for the cold ~

The sky is alive
With birds today ~
They land for a
Moment’s respite ~
Then they’re off again
In a southerly direction ~
I’ve seen more birds
In the last few days
Than I’ve seen all year ~

The daylight fades
Earlier each evening ~
And every sunrise is
A bit more laggardly ~
The leaves have turned
Overnight ~ or so
It seems ~ but today

The sky is a brilliant
Blue ~ not a
Cloud in sight ~
It’s a blessing of a day ~
The perfect day for
A walk ~ rustling and
Crushing the brittle leaves ~

It’s a glorious day
To be alive ~

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Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.

6 thoughts on “A Picture Perfect Day

  1. so lovely. tony

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    • Thank you, Tony. I feel as though we’re having a long-distance appreciation fest. I truly enjoy the way you write, which proceeds, of course, from the way you think. It does my heart good to know there are people like you in the world.

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  2. Fall is my most favorite time of year. This is lovely.

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  3. Thanks, Dani, this is my annual Fall poem! 🙂

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  4. One of my favorite things to do is to crunch the fallen leaves. It feels like a rite of passage. The familiar sounds make me feel as I did as a child. Now I no longer roll around and cover myself with the leaves, but in my mind I still remember how that felt.

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    • I don’t do that any more (though sometimes I’d like to), but I do like to walk along the leaf-covered sidewalks and make that scuffing, crunching sound that only Autumn leaves can.

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