“Song of the Artist in Autumn”

Song of the Artist in Autumn
Photo of color palette by Pixabay photographer Eukalyptus

A poem in Free Verse

It won’t come willingly to canvas,
this gypsy season.
Slanting October light
dances, dazzles, blinds
with beauty, then darts aside
giving way to great shadows.
Its splendor defies brushstrokes,
refusing to be captured
in the Indian corn rainbow
of paint on the palette.
Fleeting glimpses of harvest glory
remain a memory, their true
auburn, crimson and gold goodbyes
painted only onto my soul.

– Lisa

Selected from Smallest Leaf: A Collection of PoetryAvailable for purchase at the online store of smallestleaf.com.


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