Thursday, November 4, 2010

closer

there are
hundreds and thousands
of coloured drifters
passing through
on their way back to earth

they stop outside
my front door
in raspy little clusters

sometimes

the rain pins them
to the ground
and they shine!













16 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Shine on red autumn leaves. The season is not yet over.

Bonnie said...

beautiful and inspired steven.

Dan Gurney said...

Wow! I love how you stop to see beauty in the world. Thanks for sharing these glossy leaves.

Reya Mellicker said...

It's as if that leaf has its own source of light! Wow.

It's a late fall here, very few leaves have taken the leap. It's raining today; that'll take some of them down.

I'll wave hello from you.

ellen abbott said...

almost a view of the planet from space.

Linda Sue said...

Oh YUM they look like jelly on toast! I can handle that!

Friko said...

I just love your words with these beautiful photos.

steven said...

elsibaeth my black cherry tree dropped most of her leaves today. they know! steven

steven said...

thankyou very much bonnie. steven

steven said...

dan - there's a world of leaves swirling past my front door every day. i love to pick up handfuls and then mine down through them 'till i find the ones that "speak" to me. here's one! steven

steven said...

reya - it was alone on the driveway, late afternoon. i got closer and closer and closer. then closer still. every layer revealing something more beautiful and tiny. steven

steven said...

ellen there is something of the landsat photographs - i have some books of those - about this leaf! steven

steven said...

linda sue - hmmmmmmm i can see the jelly if i make myself breakfast hungry oh yes!!! steven

steven said...

friko thankyou very much. steven

Joanna said...

Boy oh boy--talk about shine! Beautiful.

Titus said...

A carmine symphony. Have decided carmine is my word for the day!