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Wang Qian

Rookie - 90 Points (1989.1.6 / Xi'an)

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If I Were A Leaf


If I were a leaf,
I'd like to be blown away into the sky,
Breathe the air that comes from my home.

If I were a leaf,
I'd like to be attached on the cover of the envelope
sending to my mum,
Then she would see my name at the first sight of the letter.

If I were a leaf,
I'd like to be put on the nose of a pure girl.
Cause it is just like the oil painting hanging on my wall.

If I were a leaf,
I'd like to be picked up by an old man,
As his bending over reminds me of my grandpa.

If I were a leaf,
I'd like to hide in the pumpkin field,
My grandma liked to plant them and gave the huge pumpkins away to her old friends.

If I were a leaf,
I'd like to be collected in my favourite book,
That time I could bathe in my thought deeply.

If I were a leaf,
I had to grow up,
Because nature takes its course.
So do I.

Make me a leaf,
Then blow me home.

Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2010
Edited: Friday, June 06, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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  • Freshman - 1,014 Points Bernard Snyder (10/27/2014 1:13:00 PM)

    Great poem Wang! Nice imagery. Well-deserved 'poem of the day' selection. Congrats! ! ! I gave it a 10! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,234 Points Babatunde Aremu (10/27/2014 7:35:00 AM)

    If wishes are horses.......talking about our desires and dreams. Nice write. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,788 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/27/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    Brilliant write as a wish - If I were a leaf -air comes from my home- the heaven,
    and concluded Make me a leaf, Then blow me home. a desire for freedom lovely (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points Liliana ~el (10/27/2013 5:40:00 AM)

    Wow
    Sweet and touching
    Much reminiscing of home and childhood!
    So many reminders as time passes on (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,842 Points Bri Edwards (7/8/2013 10:59:00 PM)

    someone put a second A in Beacause. i'm pretty sure it is a typo. i like the poem. if i were a twig, i might want you on me.
    this is a nice poem of memories. i especially enjoyed:
    If I were a leaf,
    I want to grow up,
    Beacause nature takes its course.
    So do I.

    but what does a leaf grow up to be but a larger leaf, .....or compost? i'll add this to my poemlist. thanks for
    sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,234 Points Babatunde Aremu (10/27/2012 8:41:00 PM)

    If I were a leaf,
    I want to be blown around the world
    Great poem. I felt like continuing the poem. Very sonorous (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gordon Tseng (12/8/2011 12:19:00 AM)

    If I were a leaf,
    I want the worm on me soon leave!
    If I were a leaf,
    I want your poem printed on me as an eternal piece.

    Smile! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 193 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (9/12/2011 8:12:00 AM)

    make me a leaf then blow me home-this line is my most favorite in this poem.
    also the poem reflects you as a person where your compassion is very evident.
    your love to nature, your family members and your home shows how good a person you are. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,721 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/6/2010 3:50:00 AM)

    f I were a leaf,
    I want to grow up,
    Beacause nature takes its course.
    So do I....... lovely imagination for to be an part of nature...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner (1/25/2010 11:39:00 PM)

    If you were a leaf, i wud hav like to be the tree from which you'll fall and be proud for being the best tree in the world.. Really, a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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