This collection of poetry was inspired by Johnny Mercer’s “The Autumn Leaves.” Major themes of the collection include: the unity of nature, unification of all things, the role of Christians in the secular world, and the releasing of the past. While the majority of these poems are written in free verse, occasionally the author implements formal verse such as diamante and experimentations with the sonnet and sestina. “Autumn Leaflets” is sorted into four different titled sections: “The Falling Leaves,” “Of Red and Gold,” “The Sunburned Hands,” and “Old Winter’s Song.” Each section receives its title from Mercer’s lyrics and deals with nature, religion, relationships, and social problems respectively.
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