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At the Water's Edge (standard:poetry, 94 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Jun 24 2003Views/Reads: 1843/0Story 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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