City Autumn

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The air breathes frost.  A thin wind beats

Old dust and papers down grey streets

And blows brown leaves with curled up edges

At frighened sparrows on window ledges.

A snowflake falls like an errant feather:

A vagabond draws his cloak together,

And an old man totters past with a cane

Wondering if he'll see spring again.

-joseph moncure march

 

I shot this feather photograph on a hike last week, not in the city but it made me think of this poem.

oxo

Post by Kerry MacLeod : www.snickerdoodles.ca