Friday, February 17, 2012

A Brown Wonderland

Brown, brown, brown.
Taupe, sienna, russet and umber.
Straw, dried or sodden.
Chocolate, cocoa, cafe au lait.
Tweedy, slippery, rough.
Leaves, musty, mulched and matted.
Ochre, fawn, and gray.
Subdued, hidden, rainy day.
Torpor, quiet and serene.
Misty sky and clear, cold water.
Inversion, waiting and renewal.
Stalks and stems, hats and coats.
Winter's slumber.


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love your photos, but will print out your words echoing the repetition of brown in the winter months. Your poetry gives the condition a nice twist!


Speedway said...

Thank you, Genie. I was out walking, looking for bits of color, but the birds had eaten all the berries and there wasn't much that wasn't, well, brown. Maybe the highway barrier and neon signs, but otherwise - brown.