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Location: marengo, il, United States

Friday, February 11, 2005

Waterfall Leaves

Breakfast nook near window bright a couple sits in shaded light As sun begins to warm their day, they rest.

First ray upon the maple’s crown to loosen leaf and tumble down The two, dressed up in nightclothes, they yet wait.

Then butter spreads on toasted breads; they sit together, sleepyheads As golden leaves beyond sheer curtains rain.

A trickle catches first the eye as sun beams wash the maple high
Then flutters from from fresh morning sun

Turns to flashing gush of gold releasing aged stems of old Toast held up in midair, they pause to look.

Cascades soon appear torrential; warm rays come forth so sequential Up-high limbs go bare-fingered in the blue.

For near a silent half-an-hour they observe this rare-seen shower That builds down near the base a golden mass.

This maple in its greatest glory sheds to them a secret story Youth flies fast, but these pictures you shall keep.

6 Comments:

Blogger Ned said...

This stirs memories for me. The most beautiful tree I ever saw in Autumn was a big maple in the back yard, that turned such colors as could not be described and when it rained down its leaves, it set fire to the air.
Gorgeous, Harry, just gorgeous.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

That was delicious, Harry!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Harvey Young said...

What a joy Harry. I am so moved and inspired by what you write. You describe the common events as not so common observations on the beautiful world around us. Perhaps it is just that you live in a wonderous place, or maybe, you have created that wonderful place in your mind's eye.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Gone Away said...

Wonderful writing, Harry. As ever, you put us right there, in the experience, and we are rapt in wonder.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

With us, it was a weeping willow tree at Grandma's house. That tree became a house, a spaceship, a haunted mansion... everything a child can dream. And it was a trusted friend.

8:18 PM  
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5:56 AM  

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