Approach of Winter

The half-stripped trees 
struck by a wind together, 
bending all, 
the leaves flutter drily 
and refuse to let go 
or driven like hail 
stream bitterly out to one side 
and fall 
where the salvias, hard carmine– 
like no leaf that ever was– 
edge the bare garden. 

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5 comments on “Approach of Winter

  1. We’re having -14C temp. right now as the snow falls. So, your photo looks warm to me… the falling leaves in Autumn. BTW, I’ve just tagged you for a set of meme questions over at Ripple Effects. If you’re interested, do join in, but no obligation of course. 😉

  2. Here in North Florida Winter is an infrequent visitor. It sits in my door on an occasional early morning, but by noon it has wandered off. Leaf fall takes months, as does the dimming of green to brown–and then it is Spring.

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