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The Leaf Catcher

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Virgil, Homer, Dante, these are some of the names that come to mind when asked who were the great writers of epic poetry of their time. Now America has an epic poet of their own, Dax Tucker, who has made available this classic form of literature in a way that both inspires and enriches us while speaking to us in the language of our time. The book begins with a challenge: ...more
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Published (first published June 27th 2011)
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Sarah
Oct 03, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
The opening setting of Dax Tucker's epic poem is the enchanted garden of a king of Renaissance times, where the hero, Corliss, plies his humble trade as "leaf catcher." There, the wise and love-able Corliss digs the fertile earth, planting seeds and tending them to create his paradise-on-earth.

"Every blade of grass an exquisite green,
the king would often stroll through its pathways
contemplating in its beauty serene.

In marble fountains bathed song birds and jays;
bees and hummingbirds floated thro
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Michele Collins
Nov 05, 2011 Michele Collins rated it it was amazing
Book Title: The Leaf Catcher
Author: Dax M. Tucker
Publisher: Create Space
ISBN: 9781463561406
Reviewed by Michele Tater for The Couch Tater Review

“One of the greatest lessons the fall of the leaf teaches is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.”
~Tryson Edwards

Corliss is not a money wealthy man but he is wealthy in wisdom. Although he labors tending the gardens of the King for meager wages, he never complains about the work he does. How can this be? His son Maddox
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