Fall leaves, Iowa City, Iowa

This poem was written in response to a prompt in How to Write Poetry: A Guided Journal with Prompts to Ignite Your Imagination. The suggestion was to use an image from someone else’s poem. I selected Ranier Maria Rilke’s Autumn with images of leaf, earth, falling.

The rustle of the poplar leaves,
one leaf touching another
singing sweetly
a final farewell
The golden earth hungers
after a hot full summer,
looking up with a promise
she opens to receive
the falling fruit

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