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First Known When Lost: What The Leaves Say

Imitation

Far from your own little bough,
Poor little frail little leaf,
Where are you going? — The wind
Has plucked me from the beech where I was born.
It rises once more, and bears me
In the air from the wood to the fields,
And from the valley up into the hills.
I am a wanderer
For ever: that is all that I can say.
I go where everything goes,
I go where by nature’s law
Wanders the leaf of the rose,
Wanders the leaf of the bay.

Giacomo Leopardi (translated by J. G. Nichols), in Giacomo Leopardi, The Canti (Carcanet Press 1994).

The poem is a translation of “La Feuille” (“The Leaf”) by the French poet Antoine-Vincent Arnault (1766-1834).  Hence the title “Imitation.”

Source: First Known When Lost: What The Leaves Say

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, volume 1:2; Spring/Summer 2018 – 6/10/2018

we wait,
the daimon seed and i,
for planting

Donna Fleischer, USA

 

breeze on young leaves . . .
a stray dog pawed the future
and left

Kyle Sullivan, Taiwan

 

Source: Autumn Moon Haiku Journal – Home

NeverEnding Story: One Man’s Maple Moon: Thousand Leaves and Hundred Butterflies Tanka by Mark Gilbert

English Original

a thousand leaves
twinkle in the breeze
a hundred butterflies
wait for the sun
to warm their wings

Time Haiku, 32, August 2010

Mark Gilbert

Source: NeverEnding Story: One Man’s Maple Moon: Thousand Leaves and Hundred Butterflies Tanka by Mark Gilbert

Donna Fleischer – A Short Poem | moongarlic issue 5, November 2015

the wind whistles

and i go

with the leaves

– Donna Fleischer
moongarlic #5, page 5

Peter Paul and Mary, For Baby

autumn leaves [monostitch] by Kala Ramesh | is/let

is/let.

Van Morrison – When The Leaves Come Falling Down – live