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The Call of the Leaves
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By Rich Tassinari
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        The Call of the Leaves

The quick wind called the autumn leaves
And some leaves came soon running
Down the trees, o'er roofs and eaves
From where they had been sunning.

Some stayed behind despite the call
To follow season's ending,
Perfecting color was their Fall,
Thought greater than His sending.

Now, those that followed, those that flew
Were led though not yet seeing,
From the old into the new,
A season's new-changed being.

The leaves that stayed behind to sun
To bring their color gleaming,
Thought at first their color done
Would leave them bright and beaming.

The followers enriched the earth,
Contributing to spring's new birth,
The others who would not let go
Were later blown across the snow.

Rich Tassinari 11/5/13

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Submitted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.

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