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    The wind dead leaves ...

    Hello,

    Can somebody explain me what the author means by "The wind dead leaves" in his short poem?

    (not sure if he means "The dry leaves and snow doth hurry to and fro" or "The dead wind is leaving".


    THE swallow leaves her nest

    Thomas Lovell Bedoes
    THE swallow leaves her nest,
    The soul my weary breast;
    But therefore let the rain
    On my grave
    Fall pure; for why complain?
    Since both will come again
    O'er the wave.

    The wind dead leaves and snow
    Doth hurry to and fro;
    And, once, a day shall break
    O'er the wave,
    When a storm of ghosts shall shake
    The dead, until they wake
    In the grave.

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: The wind dead leaves ...

    The "wind dead leaves" are those that fall off a tree because of cold winds that blow strong in the late fall and winter..

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    #3

    Re: The wind dead leaves ...

    The wind dead leaves and snow
    Doth hurry to and fro;

    It's an inversion of 'The wind doth hurry dead leaves and snow to and fro'.

    Less poetically: 'The wind blows dead leaves and snow all over the place'.



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    Re: The wind dead leaves ...

    I prefer your version, Rover!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The wind dead leaves ...

    To Rover_KE
    Thank you very much! It never occured to me the heart of the matter was in the "incorrect" word-order.

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