Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall In

All it takes is one. I went to the creek to see whether 
any colorful leaves remained, if any had fallen 
into the creek to show themselves like bright jewels 
against the creek bed. The moss is heavy this year, like green
velvet to show off the crystal ripples of the water.
Then I saw it, a brown leaf face down against the rocks,
its ribs delineated by the bright sun.
A plainer beauty, but beauty just the same.


dive said...

You gotta love the dappled light and shade those ripples make.

Speedway said...

I agree, Dive, I stood there several minutes, just watching the water as it flowed over the moss and rocks. No amount of photographic or painterly skills can adequately the beauty of the ripples and shadows.