Fallen to Passing Time


A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

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More like goodbye
Get stuffed
I’m done
I’d rather die
than deal with winter


Haiku: seasonal birth

Autumn as mother
this chemical reaction
breds diverse colour


Chlorophyll is the chemical which makes tree leaves green and as it declines other chemicals become more prominent in the leaves.
These are responsible for the vibrant ambers, reds and yellows of autumn. The chemicals responsible are types of flavonoids, carotenoids and anthocyanins.


It may sound perverse
But I can think of things much worse
Still, if you catch me creeping
I'll just say I'm leaf peeping

Leaf peeping: an informal term in the United States and Canada for the activity in which people travel to view and photograph fall foliage.


(It’s you)

I promise it’s not you
Don’t think of all the hate
I just gotta do what the birds do
And now’s my time to migrate


Evidence for fall, as the name of the third season of the year, is found in the 1500s. It appears to come from the notion of the falling of the leaves during this time of year, when deciduous trees shed their leaves.


With another creative feat in the same vein
The US will be renaming the seasons:
Summer will become Heat
Winter will know be known as Freeze
However Spring will remain
after the heated debate over Rise was refused

Like harvest, fall is found in Old English, from Germanic roots, and its sense largely stayed the same. Fall was common in England until about the end of the 1600s, when it was ousted by autumn.


The pilgrims are gone!
Let's kick the puritans out too!
And make them
take these ridiculous words with them!

Weekly Theme:
Autumn/Fall


32 thoughts on “Fallen to Passing Time

    1. You haven’t heard of the Leafpeeper’s work Elle?.. He works in the deep forest (prostrate like Sir Attenborough – get the picture?)

      Here is a simple one he wrote

      Ode to the Leafpeeper

      I’m peeping at a leaf
      The leaf peeps back at me
      And says what are you peeping at?
      I’m peeping leaf at thee……

      To which the leaf replied….. “Oh?”

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  1. I like your quote on the fallen leaf at the beginning…..

    Billy thinks you must have picked the wrong leaf – the one that says get stuffed – a bit negative he says

    He has selected a more positive leaf

    I am a little leaf
    Fallen to the ground
    Compost/food for new leaves
    When springtime comes around

    Now isn’t that a much nicer-sounding leaf M?

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    1. Perhaps a much nicer sounding leaf but less likely. I doubt most entities or objects would appreciate becoming food.
      Great rhyme though little Billy 👍

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  2. You know… “leaf peeping” must be a regional thing. It’s a new one for me.

    Why does “peeping” always evoke the sense of voyeurism, I wonder (other than the phrase, “peeping Tom”).

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      1. Nope definitely this way around:

        “The name comes from the legend of Lady Godiva’s naked ride through the streets of Coventry, in order to persuade her husband to alleviate the harsh taxes on the town’s poor. The story goes that the townsfolk agreed not to observe Godiva as she passed by, but that Peeping Tom broke that trust and spied on her.”

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  3. I can guarantee you there will be leaf peepers here in the UK too. Leaf peepers, leaf detectors, leaf collectors and spotters.

    But winter is other way around, something to die for not to avoid! Bring on the deep freeze and outdoor air conditioning!!

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  4. Jeepers, creepers
    I can’t go to sleep as
    Leaf peepers are prowling.

    A new term for me too Mouse, love it, and I enjoyed the tongue in cheek renaming of the seasons.

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