“autumn,” in three forms {the poetry class files}

{quatrain}

the rainy leaves tumble down

whispering underfoot

dancing madly all around

as the wind makes chaos of my hair

//

there’s a smell in the air

seeping into my room through windows

curling itself into corners here and there

unswept, untidy, and free

//

run away with me

that’s the wild, beckoning song

leave the brighter world behind to see

a lonelier clime, where you belong

{couplets}

rainy leaves tumble down

dance madly all around

//

whisper secrets underfoot

rhymes for tree and leaf and root

//

wind makes chaos of my hair

tangling it with that smell in the air

//

open the windows

and embrace the shadows

//

unswept, untidy, and free

run away with me

//

a wild gypsy song

tells me come along

//

forsake the happy throng

for a lonelier world, where I belong

{limerick}

the damp autumn leaves whisper underfoot

telling riddles of tree and stem and root

open your windows

embrace the shadows

sing the wild gypsy song of a lonely otherworld

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