The Leaf and the Web

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
September/October 2006

By Taylor Nelsen

Lines… Veins… Silky Strands…
One red leaf on a green tree,
Swaying all alone in the wind
One red leaf falling through the chilled fall air
Swirling in the twilight.
A busy spider in the early hours of dawn,
Silk webbing falling behind,
Swirling strand, into lines, into web of silk.
Twilight
One red leaf is swirling,
Falling it twirls one more time,
A beauty…
A web with one red leaf
Intertwined in the silky strands.

The Leaf and the Web Taylor Nelsen

Taylor Nelsen, 11
Greenville, North Carolina

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