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beech leaves and berries

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One more poem about winterberry holly …

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winterberry holly in early winter

~

~

beech leaves and berries

~

watch the wretched shudder

of the second hand, clutch

at the day, a beech leaf, intent

or winterberries persistent

through December

~

peeling paint on the door

of the shed, insistent –

resist new color

parchment leaves and paint chips rattle

~

on a day in January

a grey-green flake of paint

is tumbled by wind

and vermillion berries surrender

drop

by

drop

~

indifferent snow

~

~

Copyright 2014  Jane Tims 

Written by jane tims

March 17, 2014 at 6:57 am

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