A lonely leaf lies on the ground
From sky fallen, now to earth bound,
Caught in the wind it flew away
Moving on towards a new day.
I cannot say why this plain sight
Captured my eye with such delight,
And be one traveler, long I stood
Helpless to look away for good.
In the middle of the footpath,
So far away from human wrath,
A single leaf lay on the ground.
I know not what to it I found
But was my soul by this sight called
And so my heart forthwith enthralled.
Edit (29/07/2016): corrected “lay” instead of “lied”… ._.