Senryu poetry, falling leaves

Leaves blowing away

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Golden leaves descend

Enormous mounds appearing

Stationary, silent

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Soft breeze emerges

Mounds flutter, wispy movement

Whirlwind cascading

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Ascending, mingling

Beautiful color array

View disappearing

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Yard rake unneeded

Windy conditions welcomed

Repetition please.

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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I'm falling in love with you and your poetry, Ruby...never leave us again!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Please believe me, i will never leave HP again, there's no place like home, so Dorothy said in ' The Wizard of oz ' one of my favorite movies and you are so special to me. Thank you Mar. Hugs


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ruby, this is beautiful! I especially love the “repetition please.” Hugs. Voted way up, and shared. :-)


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Beautifully written, Ruby and perfectly timed for the season falling around us. Raking leaves brings back such wonderful memories of childhood - jumping into the pile once raked, then starting over. I'm listening to the Andy Williams number right now. Oh how I miss those deeply sweet and romantic songs with his comforting voice.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

We had a big wind storm two days ago; no leaves to be found anymore. Winter is unofficially upon us. :) Beautiful, Ruby!


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

This happens to me every year if I am patient enough, and the leaves blow far enough away down the hill that no one knows where they came from. I enjoyed your poem very much.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Oh, and the lovely crunch and autumn smell when we shuffle among those leaves! Lovely little poem.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna, so glad you enjoyed my poetry. My yard is full of leaves again, maybe the wind will return.Ha..Thank you for sharing...Hugs..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Peg, i love this time of the year, the color is beautiful. Glad it brought back childhood memories. I was hoping you all would listen to Andy, he's wonderful. Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill, it is really warm here today, but the cold is on it's way. I don't like winter, but soon spring will arrive. Thank you..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello cam, i am hopeful for wind too.Ha..Thank you for coming by..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Blossom, i agree, the brisk smell is wonderful. Thank you. Happy you enjoyed.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

This was beautiful Ruby, I walked through the small park the other day, and didn't care that I was kicking up the leaves! lol!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i hit all the buttons! Adorable dittie/s dear!

Smiling and sharingxx


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Ruby, you have a gift, both talented and refreshing. Great looking yard. Hope you are settled in and can now again turn to entertaining all of your fans!

Click, click, those Ruby slippers.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Your lovely poetry, Ruby, relaxes like a vacation.

Add Andy Williams and I'm excited with elation.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell, leaves, leaves, leaves. I have more than i ever had before, i didn't think about the many trees here before i bought the house, so wind blow! Hee..Thank you..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Leslie. Thank's for hitting all the buttons, you are a DEAR..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Mike, i am smiling BIG time. Thank you. I am finally settled in except for some painting and the painter is too busy right now so i must wait. I worked in the yard all morning, cleaning out flower beds. The people i bought the house from loved everything that grows, even raspberries growing in the mums. Thank you for believing in me...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, I am always so happy when you leave your poetic wit. Thank you..I love it...


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I don't remember you writing poestry when you first arrived, but whether this is a new skill or one I just missed, it is excellent. I love the "Repetition please" line.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful Ruby. I've always loved the fall and falling leaves. Autumn came a little later this year. As we speak, I'm watching the snow fall:) Not to many left, but certainly my favorite time of the year. LOL, enjoyed:)


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Susan Recipes 3 years ago from India

Wow... What a lovely poetry. Voted up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Incredible and the song makes this perfect


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pam, i enjoy trying out new forms of poetry, it's a learning process, so many syllables per line, 5-7-5 in a set. Thank you for coming to read...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, i'm amazed, you're already having snow! I dislike winter..BURR..Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Susan. Nice to meet you..Cheers.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rasma, so glad you enjoyed. Thank you. I love the song too....


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Ruby, I can see the leaves on the ground. Beautiful piece of works.


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juneaukid 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Very nicely crafted poetry!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, So good to see you. Thank you for a beautiful comment...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello juneaukid, nice to meet you. Happy you thought this piece was nicely crafted, thank you..


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed enjoyed reading. Voted up!


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Beautiful, Ruby! I love Fall with all it's bright colors and cool crisp wind! Your poem is just perfect!

Voting up and everything......


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vellur, Nice to see you. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello La Thing, Good to see you again. Thank you for coming by...


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful and perfect, Ruby. Thumbs up for you. Cheers :-)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pras, So good to see you, miss your hubs..Thank you..Cheers.


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

This is beautiful! Such a lovely descriptive poem! I voted up, thanks for sharing!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lisa, Thank you for a lovely comment...Happy you enjoyed..


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Beautiful Senryu my friend. I could just see the fall sights in your words. You are a master of words.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Beautiful compliment Linda, thank you my friend...


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

One of my favorite subjects Ruby--these are really beautiful!


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

Beautifully written. I just raked all my leaves. Glad Spring is here.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Audrey. New leaves arriving daily, and i'm glad..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello lisavanvorst. Happy to meet you. Thank you for the beautiful comment...


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Wonderful, refreshing and soothing too, like a balm of light.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Manatita, so nice to see you again. I love your comment, " balm of light " Thank you for coming to read...


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Autumn says goodbye to summer and welcomes winter. A beautiful way to connect the seasons. The variety of stunning leaves falling from trees becomes one of nature's most beautiful shows.

Love your poetry Ruby. Votes up and sharing.

Audrey


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cam8510 2 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Ruby, I've used this method of ridding my lawn of leaves on quite a few occasions. Very well done poetry.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I remember raking those mounds of leaves. It is a bit sad when the color fades and the winds blow the leaves away. Lovely poetry.


lambservant 2 years ago

Fall is so inspiring when it comes to poetry. Nice job.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey. So good to see you. It's that time of year again, I have leaves everywhere. I guess you know what I'm wishing for. lol..Thank you..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cam. Glad to know I'm not the only one who hates to use a rake. Hee..Thank you..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello teaches. Nice to see you on my page. The leaves are beautiful, esp. when they're blowing away! Thank you for visiting my hub...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

ello lambservant. I agree. The colors of fall are beautiful and inspires poetry. Thank you....

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    Ruby Jean Fuller (always exploring)808 Followers
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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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