Yellow Petals

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    Yellow Petals

    One by one the petals curl and fall to the ground
    Leaving a yellow carpet upon the red brick
    And trailing off on the grasses that surround
    Still a few stand like a burning candles wick

    The wind breezes through in little dervish circlets
    The petals arise in their own animated dance
    Partnered down the path towards where the sun sets
    Capturing spinning golden moats on a white lance

    The wind picks up and brushes the petals away
    As if to say it has tired of this dainty game
    Across the yard to the lee of the wall to stay
    Do petals once wild regret or are they now tame

    For a while at least the red brick swept clean
    For a moment there is no trace of carpet laid
    As I in reflection upon the fence rail lean
    Upon the price of a dance wild yellow petals paid

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    bklynrizz commented on Yellow Petals

    12-14-2009

    Excellent imagery. My favorite time of year. This was truely a beautiful poem.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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