Turning Over A Leaf – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: from brisbaneinsects.com – a leaf rolling spider.

“We take to the breeze, we go as we please.” E.B. White ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Turning Over A Leaf

Woe is they whose gutters are filled
with the ubiquity of fallen leaves,
who come to mock them in their 
satisfied armchairs of achievements,
while I can find no two leaves alike,
some smooth, some rough, faded,
crinkled, cankered, curled and halved,
there was one desiccated specimen,
a veritable mobile home for, tucked in
the curl was a shy little spider riding
the winds of fortune to new horizons.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, environment, Free Verse, life, nature, poem, quote

11 responses to “Turning Over A Leaf – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love this! I’m going to take it as a poem of hope. I particularly like how “the ubiquity of fallen leaves” reads.

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  2. You have approached the leaves as Christ approached humans ~ on their own level. 🌺🌸🌻🌼

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  4. lync56

    Beautiful analogy and food for thought


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