Falling Leaves

last dance

Slowly drifting, turning round
Riding on the faintest breeze
Floating past without a sound
Omen of a coming freeze

Riding on the faintest breeze
Vibrant hues of red and gold
Omen of a coming freeze
Season’s passing here foretold

Vibrant hues of red and gold
Gentle, still, upon a stream
Seasons passing, here foretold
A vessel now, so it would seem

Gentle, still upon a stream
Floating past without a sound
A vessel now, so it would seem
Slowly drifting, turning round

 

This is my reply to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #21: Pantoum.
Pantoum ~  a series of quatrains, with the second and fourth lines of each stanza repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza.  In addition, the first and third lines of the first stanza reappear as the fourth and second lines of the last stanza.  Where possible, ideas of repeating lines shift (via punctuation, etc.).

Image: Sycamore leaf on a Missouri stream

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  1. Pingback: Poetry challenge Pantoum: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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