They do spin and pirouette in a gusty autumn breeze, and I liked this reference to a rag blown in the wind.
‘One only leaf upon the top of a tree – the sole remaining leaf – danced round and round like a rag blown in the wind.’ 7 March 1798
Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002)), p. 149
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