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Rachel Lyman Field

Red Leaf

Red leaf!  Red Leaf!

What tree did you grow on—

The cut-leaf maple

In our backyard?

The twisted dwarf

In the upper pasture?

Or the flaming beauty

Beside the swamp?

What does it matter,

Child, where I grew—

By swamp or pasture

Or square-walled yard?

Frail craft of fire

Freed to the blue,

The wind shall carry me

Where, oh, where?