Artistry of the Wind

Artistry of the Wind

Today’s autumn wind blew in gusts,1024px-Maple_leaf_on_a_fence
lifting piles of golden leaves,
depositing them in patterns
along the thirty-foot chain link fence,
now a painted canvas,
leaves lodged between wire frames–
gold leaf filigree.

This art won’t last,
its beauty ephemeral like all things beautiful.
Tomorrow it will be just a fence,
visual art gone,
the memory enough.

by Barbara Flass

Photo by Siddharth Mallya (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0
(, via Wikimedia Commons