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a moment of beautiful – November leaves

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the space: the November sky

the beautiful: oak leaves, not yet fallen

The oak is one of the last trees to give up its leaves in autumn.

I love the look of oak leaves against the sky.  Individually, their deeply lobed pattern is striking.  As a group, the leaves make a kind of randomly tatted lace.

These leaves are a frail, ineffective barrier to rain and snow, but to me, they are a statement of defiance against the coming winter.

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password

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my palm

and its splayed fingers

against the glass

defy the cold

demand the secret word

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the way the oaks construct

tattered shelters against

November chill, cling to

their leaves, whisper

misinformation

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

November 12, 2012 at 7:34 am

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