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Senryu poetry, falling leaves

Updated on November 9, 2013
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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.

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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      lambservant 

      3 years ago

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

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      Dianna Mendez 

      3 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.

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      Chris Mills 

      3 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

      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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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      manatita44 

      4 years ago from london

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

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

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful compliment Linda, thank you my friend...

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      Linda Rogers 

      4 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Lisa Chronister 

      4 years ago from Florida

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      prasetio30 

      4 years ago from malang-indonesia

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      LaThing 

      4 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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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed enjoyed reading. Voted up!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Richard Francis Fleck 

      4 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Very nicely crafted poetry!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      4 years ago from Nepal

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Incredible and the song makes this perfect

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      Susan 

      4 years ago from India

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

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      4 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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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      drbj and sherry 

      4 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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      mckbirdbks 

      4 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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      Karen Silverman 

      4 years ago

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

      Smiling and sharingxx

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      Nell Rose 

      4 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 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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      Chris Mills 

      4 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

      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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      Bill Holland 

      4 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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      Peg Cole 

      4 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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      Genna East 

      4 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Maria Jordan 

      4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

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

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