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A Leaf Unfurls

A leaf unfurls, as gently calls
A watchful sparrow, perched upon
A branch, as budded petals fall
Like snowflakes do upon the ground.

A leaf unfurls, as lively chase
A pair of squirrels their bushy tails,
And up and down the tree they race,
Their raucous chatter unabate’.

A leaf unfurls, and ‘neath it’s edge
Bloom flow’rs of ev’ry shade and hue,
From bushes thick in walling hedge,
To daisies bright and lilacs blue.

A leaf unfurls, as shadows fall
Upon the springing earth alive;
What cheer shall see the robin’s call
When yet again the sun shall rise?

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Small wonders of spring

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Written on April 13, 2022

Submitted by Dirhaval on May 02, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 571
Words 111
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Shelby Minick

Shelby grew up reading from a young age and was encouraged to try her hand at different writing styles throughout her schooling years. She began writing poetry several years ago, and her influences are such poets as Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, and Tolkien, to name a few. more…

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  • r49erfan
    The imagery, as well as the diction, is striking and surreal. They had me reading back over the poem several times before I even tried to decipher the meaning.
    LikeReply12 months ago


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