The Falling Leaves ♫

With apologies to Johnny Mercer, songwriter, but fond thoughts
of Nat King Cole who immortalized this song:

“The falling leaves drift by the window” (drift? they’re tumbling! the lawn is covered!)

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“The autumn leaves of red and gold” (and orange and brown and yellow and maroon
and wrinkled and spotted with mold and many-colored)

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“I see your lips, the summer kisses” (haven’t seen O’Half since Labor Day–he’s on
the tractor churning up leaves)

“The sun-burned hands I used to hold” (can’t hold hands–I have blisters from raking)

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“Since you went away the days grow long”  (dark at 5:30!)

“And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song” (though my pink roses are still blooming Nov 6th!)

“But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.”  (so let’s call a lawn service next year)

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3 Responses to The Falling Leaves ♫

  1. booksilver says:

    Gorgeous leaves!

  2. Stefanie says:

    I love the way fall leaves look when they are scattered over the ground!

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