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At the Water's Edge (standard:poetry, 94 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Jun 24 2003Views/Reads: 2292/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A person has an epiphany as he views the arrival of autumn (symbol of death, mortality)that instead of leading to a religious conviction leads away from one. [Note: Trinity: the three leaves; creeds: those beliefs based on faith]

At the Water's Edge 

by Jack Straw 


At the water's edge 

a lovely shade of red 

three leaves that bled 

as autumn raised its head 


And then came doubt 

of all those conforming creeds 

that men believed 

and had instilled in me 


That fairies flew above the trees 

and elves drank of honeydew from off the leaves 

in Fairyland Queen Mab they knew 

lived within a rainbow too 


Yet upon the water's edge 

all that had been for me was dead 

three leaves that bled 

truth from mortal beauty led 


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