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Laughter Of The Leaves

by Kate Demeree

I hear the laughter of the leaves
How they have left the tree
Falling softly to the ground
In their hurry to be free
Oh… but the lucky few
Who fly upon the breeze
Dancing oh so gaily
Past the standing trees
They will gladly wave to you
As they go soaring by
Twirling ever faster
As they journey through the sky
Altering now their nightgowns
Giggling in their mirth
Running fast and leaping
One atop the other
Getting ready for a nap
Upon the earth their mother
Listen…hear their chatter
As they drift off to sleep
Beneath a snowy blanket
That is slowly growing deep

09/15/2003

Author's Note: Much heartfelt thanks goes to Philip DePinto, who assisted with this poem.

Posted on 09/15/2003
Copyright © 2021 Kate Demeree

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/15/03 at 02:46 PM

as far as my assisting, oh, it was nothing. but this poem, it is everything you are.

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 09/15/03 at 09:24 PM

Assisted or not, this is pure poetry from your heart, Kate...and no one is fooled..:)

Posted by Max Bouillet on 09/16/03 at 09:29 PM

This brings back a great memory for me. I used to believe if I caught a leave that blew off a tree before it ever touched the ground that I would be blessed... maybe I should believe again. It was a great feeling. Thanks for letting me remember.

Posted by David R Spellman on 09/16/03 at 11:19 PM

You capture the coming of fall and the follow up of winter so splendidly with this one. The light-heartedness of it lightens up my mood, making it even easier to accept the season change.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 09/17/03 at 03:30 AM

Oh Kate, my love, you have absolutely outdone yourself with this one. It breezes and pleases the eye and the ear... you are a neo-robertfrost. The delicate beauty of this one flew into my heart and you with it. Lovely poem.

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 09/18/03 at 02:29 PM

a brilliant encapsulation of autumn ... i can see it outside my window right now ... truly a well written piece! - Nice one Kate :)

Posted by Mainon A Schwartz on 09/18/03 at 08:46 PM

Beuatiful-- though I was a bit thrown off by the nightgowns; it's the only piece of obscure imagery, and as such doesn't seem to fit in what is otherwise a focused and well-written poem. Please don't let my comment detract from the kudos of everyone else, for the compliments are certainly well-deserved.

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 09/20/03 at 03:18 AM

'the lucky few Who fly upon the breeze', in their moments of libration. Its nice to 'feel' someone feeling one with the nature.

Posted by Dana E Brossard on 12/05/03 at 12:51 PM

**smiles** Very nice =)

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 12/06/12 at 12:24 PM

Kate, this is as beautiful and enchanting to me now as when you first wrote it, so long ago it seems.

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