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mataró leafbird
hank

a leaf i think
 1
sycamore
 2
lifted from dusty street
 3
fluttered up in flight right
 4
by me and a bird
 5
 
 
flew all the way over the city
 6
toward the sea
 7
do not know it landed
 8
did know i watched
 9

28 Dec 05

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a leaf;
sycamore, i think
lifted from the
dusted street,
fluttered up in flight

right by a bird and I.
flew all over the city;
toward the sea,
don't know if it landed--
did it know

           i watched?

i like this. it is quirky and quirky is good. unique, original idea with solid content. nicely done!

p.s-what does the title mean?
 — emptyepitaph

it's alright i figured it out.

-emptyepitaph-
 — unknown

I like it a lot, and I like it right away.
I dont know why the linefeed after 5.
Without it, its easier for both you and the bird to fly.

And my only other thought is that you can cram 20-30% more of something
into the last two lines.  Not necessary but possible.

I like yours better than the rewrite below,
but as long as suggestions are being thrown:

"lifted dust right from the street"
"to sea"
 — unknown

Love this!  One change? Take out the 'and' in line five. Bravo!
 — Trish77

No sorry! I meant take out "a" in line five. "by me and bird"
 — Trish77

Love the way you wrote this. It's so calm.
 — Hear

liked the contemplative, the isolation.

L8 feels it's missing a word
 — unknown

I know this is meant to be a flowy read but it'd actually read much better if you'd use punctuation. I like the way you wrote this... it's a bit choppy yet elegantly smooth, just like falling leaves! Nice poem...
 — lonelygirl

oh. pretty. chartreuse bird.  i prefer the present tense. at least in parts. and does rather than do in 8 [only maybe]. in 5 i thought removing and was a good idea even if the reader meant a.

my favourite thing was the accent over the o. truly it is a thing of beauty.
 — bettalpha

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