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First Line: Today the lightest breeze
Last Line: One leaf, or life, more?
Subject(s): Leaves; Life; Poetry & Poets


Today the lightest breeze
Takes tribute from the trees.
Golden leaves flutter down,
Crimson leaves, purple, brown,
On the tide, past the town...
Down!

I walk along the shore,
Like many gone before,
And sadly ask, What matters it,
One leaf, or life, more?





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