Leaves-Cover-epic-epub320x480What people are saying about Elise Skidmore —

I’ve read POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING, and can highly recommend it! The sort of book you can pick up for a moment’s respite or inspiration–or just sit and read from piece to piece, always entertained/comforted/made to think. Lovely book! — Diana Gabaldon, NY Times bestselling author

Poignant and lyrical, every sentence is a gem. Each poem brought back personal memories of family members and past experiences, each one re-lived through Ms. Skidmore’s precise pen. I thoroughly enjoyed this selection of poems, and look forward to reading more from Elise Skidmore! — Karen White, NY Times bestselling author

… I really enjoyed the beautiful poetry in Poems from the Edge of Spring. I will pick it up and read it again…and again. — Cheryl Secomb

Elise Skidmore gives us a glimpse of her inner most feelings and she does it well. Each of us can find a bit of our own soul inside her elegant words. Definitely worth the read! — Susan Michalski

When Leaves Fall is the eagerly anticipated second book from acclaimed poet Elise Skidmore whose poetry reaches into the heart and brings us together in the seasons of life that we all share.

When Leaves Fall

When leaves fall,
still shouting life with
their last rasping breath,

as brilliant reds, yellows and umber
crunch beneath our feet,
I breathe deep,

inhaling sunshine, wood smoke
and memories of laughing
with the leaves
and you.

Elise reads a sample:

Available in:



Request from your favorite bookseller or librarian:

  • ISBN: 9780985374044 (epub)
  • ISBN: 9781631070051 (paperback)