Genre Nonfiction Poetry Poetry Friday

[Poetry Friday] “Falling Leaves” by JaNay Brown-Wood

Featured poem: Falling Leaves by JaNay Brown-Wood

Fats here.

We are on the last Friday of the month! I took the day off but that’s a joke, of course, because there is no rest for the wicked. This morning, I am “bin-diving” with a friend in a new bargain store that opened in town. Later, I will be downtown to celebrate our annual Woosterfest. I volunteered for a shift at the Biergarten this year. Hooray for community involvement!

I plan to keep the autumn feel going in my Poetry Friday offering for today. This particular poem is taken from a new children’s poetry collection entitled, Thanku: Poems of Gratitude. Today, I’m thankful for being off from work and having a long weekend. *happy dance*

Also thankful for Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink for hosting Poetry Friday round-up this week!

Falling Leaves

by JaNay Brown-Wood

I loved the leaves
That dropped from the trees
And danced in the breeze
In Autumn.

The vibrant reds
That fell on my head
Or the lawn where I tread
And trot on ’em.

And all around
Shades of yellow and brown
Flit-flew to the ground
As I caught ’em!

A special thank-you
To the trees that grew
The wind that blew
My hands that threw
And my heart that knew ’em
In Autumn.

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

7 comments on “[Poetry Friday] “Falling Leaves” by JaNay Brown-Wood

  1. I have this book and sadly still have not opened it, but this is a wonderful treat, Fats. I adore the images, but the rhythm is meant to be read aloud (with a big smile). Thank you!

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  2. Kay Mcgriff

    Yea for fall and leaves! I love this poem. I want to look for the book for more.

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  3. Leaves are usually my nemesis (we have way too many to rake), but this poem is making me a bit partial toward them. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. Fats, thank you for this lovely Thanku poem. The priest’s homily at Mass last night was about Random Acts of Kindness. Maybe I will write thankus this season to spread #gratitude for the autumn season and life.

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  5. Thanks for this Fats. I read it out loud just to myself for the pure pleasure in the rhythm and language.

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