Poem with an explanation: Finches and leaves

The finches flew about the sky,
as fallen leaves blew in the breeze,
their wings did flap as they flew high,
the finches flew about the sky.
As up above the flock went by,
the leaves blew on with simple ease,
the finches flew about the sky,
as fallen leaves blew in the breeze.

The above poem is a triolet.  The idea of the poem is the relation of two images: finches flying and leaves blowing.  The A rhyme lines (lines 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7) are about the finches flying, and the B rhyme lines (lines 2, 6, and 8) are about the leaves blowing.  The images are a similar: a group of birds moving and a group of leaves moving, but they also contrast: the birds are active (they are flying) and the leaves are passive (they are being blown).

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