The leaf isolates itself from other leaves
The leaf wants to create its own illusions
The leaf prefers to seek its own destination
The leaf avoids previously established paths
Prompt a loved one to flee.
Compel a loved one to be resentful.
Amplify the anxieties of a loved one.
Restrict the development of a loved one.
To indicate the daughter's growing separation from the speaker
To suggest that the speaker is becoming a more sociable person
To show that the speaker is describing someone else's observations
To emphasize the daughter's diminishing importance to the speaker
Devoted, but anxious
Distressed, but cautious
Attentive, but impractical
Industrious, but indecisive
"Let the soil rest from so much digging…"
"Much growth is stunted by too careful prodding…"
"The things we love we have to learn to leave alone."
"Extend my self to that far atmosphere / Only my dreams allow."