Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Wild Windy Day

Posted January 26, 2010

They taunt me and haunt me,

On a wild windy day,

They come at me in swirls,

I chase them like squirrels,

They flutter and sputter,

They flip and they dip,

To capture is rapture,

To lose is the blues,

But only for a moment,

For a new breeze is blowing,

I wonder as they fly by,

With so much life surely,

They have little hearts and souls,

To go with tiny feet and wings,

Autumn leaves,

Playful orphans,

On a warm winter’s day.


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  • marywag Jan 27, 2010

    Bill, Rufus has grown alot and sooooo cute too, his poetry is really wonderful!! You and he should do a new CD! So talented!! Keep it up boys!!

  • gator nation gal Jan 26, 2010

    Two paws up!

  • LMRA Jan 26, 2010

    Love the verse Rufus! You're very talented. With your Dad's guitar and my basset hound singing (howling) as backup, we could put your words to music! We'd be a hit!

    Love, Sport Marie Louise Abatemarco McCarthy
    The Singing Basset from Benson

  • bleslie Jan 26, 2010

    Rufus is deeply humbled and honored by your words of affirmation. He wants to personally lick you in the face.

  • blytle Jan 26, 2010

    Wow, Bill. You and Rufus will have to collaborate on a book of his poetry set to music by you!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 26, 2010

    So many talented artists in your family, Bill!

  • Riverracer8 Jan 26, 2010

    Not only is he adorable, he's talented too!

  • Brian Shrader Jan 26, 2010

    The brilliant Rufus M. Leslie.

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