Artistry of the Wind
Today’s autumn wind blew in gusts,
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
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