Brilliant mosaics

The ancient eavesdropper

Cottonwood leaves
the size of saucers 
fall haphazardly
from treetop hutches 
across the lawn,
their gilded cellulose 
still intact, setting
Autumn’s tableau,
before footsteps crunch   
cuticles into thousands
of pieces, littering 
earth with brilliant 

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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4 Responses to Brilliant mosaics

  1. Quite beautiful imagery– I can see it all!!

  2. Nature’s tessellations are the prettiest of all. Your lovely lines capture the purposeful chaos wonderfully.

    • Thank you, Kathryn! Your kind words are always appreciated. Glad you enjoyed this festive poem. I wanted to include a photo but reminded myself that poetry is strongest when it paints a picture in the mind’s eye without a reference. Have a wonderful day, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

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