Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pale Flowers, Dark Shadows

In the chilly autumn sunlight, the shadows seem much stronger, 
more defined than the pale yellow flowers which cast them. 

Their self-portraits, drawn in the concrete wall, 
tenderly, carefully recording their beauty
for only as long as the light might last.

Shadows fading into shadow,
as the night erases the day's careful work.


dive said...

Goodness, that looks more like spring than autumn. Beautiful shadows, Speedway. A lovely contrast with the soft yellow of the petals.

My word verification thing is "bloom". I kid you not.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

These three photos, a simple reality, take on a new look with your focus, color and shadows. I love your prose at the end of this post.


Speedway said...

Hello, Dive. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but the flowers appeared to be a tangle while their shadows did more to define them.

Thank you, Genie. Are you leaving for Paris soon?