Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An Ode To Falling Leaves: For Catherine

for catherine

tripping on the leaves...

oh! oh! the colors...

blowing in the wind...

the whirlwind!

everything is just blowing in the wind...

I am the wind...

you are the leaf...

with trails of leaves

chasing you...

encircling you...

in the whirlwind. - Terry Nelson


  1. You should be the national poet. This was moving.

    I think I will put it to music...


  2. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Ooooo... lovely!

  3. Thanks Larry and Tara - I hope Cathy likes it - she's so literate you know.

  4. I like this very much, as well.
    Fall is such a wonderful season; you captured the "swirl of leaves"...beautiful!

  5. My Darling Ter: Are you and David Haas now collaborating on liturgical music?!? I'll listen for this composition at Mass!

    I look fabulous in that photo-even Belinda thinks so!!!!

  6. Miss Cathy: David Haas is a "has been"...Mr. Terry is now the "poet laureate"...Haugen-Haas can now retire..and prepare for whatever awaits them in the afterlife (did I say thaaaat??!)

  7. That's lovely, Terry. Neat picture, too.

  8. Melody - you really think so? I was just being silly with the poem. I know nothing about poems. Larry does though - he was with "Up With People". ;)


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