Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

Another Winter Without Snow

The scrape of a leaf outside my door

is a lonely sound I have heard before

from a latent memory of long ago

and another winter without snow.

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Sometimes It Seems All Of The Days Are Gray

sometimes it seems
all of the days are gray
and the doors closed
without a glimpse of the one
who steps across the threshold
you are the one who walks in the rain past the curious stares of dry children in their after school program coloring within
and further along past the empty storefronts waiting for new tenants
you smile at the woman smoking beneath the dripping eaves
the open sign flashing red behind her

inside at home it is warm
the lights cast off the chill
but you know that you can
never ever leave the gray behind

Posted in Art and Photography

The Way of the Leaf 75 – When Cars Become Trees

Rain is the adhesive for falling leaves, creating mechanical trees.

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The Way of the Leaf 74

I am indebted to trees.

Not simply because they supply the air I breathe, but because they literally give their lives that I may create crafts of beauty and grace.

I originally started this photo series as a way to notice the intimate details of life, the small things as it were. It has been almost exactly a year since the last posting. Yet, whether I post or not, the practice has definitely changed the way I see the world.

“The trees of the fields shall clap their hands…”

And their bright leaves fall.

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The Way of the Leaf 73

Storm winds and rain cast leaves upon a variety of surfaces.

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The Way of the Leaf 72

Leaves are lovely any season, but I find that fall leaves in the rain have a particular beauty all their own.

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The Way of the Leaf 71

falling leaves of color
serve as the canvas for
this edition of the series

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The Way of the Leaf 70

Rain is the accent to simple beauty.

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The Way of the Leaf 69

workers march before me ~
follow the way of the leaf ~
caught by shutterbug