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Fall (painting and poem) | by faith goble
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Fall (painting and poem)

Acrylic on canvas




It is a veritable


Of leaves.

They are almost a torrent,

And they hit the midnight ground

In countless numbers,

Sounding like rain.


Dun and etiolated browns

In the lamplight,

Having lost the brassy colors

That they showed

A month ago,

The leaves are

Brittle skeletons that

Dance in rustling eddies

Under the silent trees.


Behind the

Arid vegetable downpour,

The cold autumnal winds

Sweep down from

The North.

No longer does

The dusty rasp of insects

Serve as the counterpoint

To a susurration

Of green.


taken from Elementa (Loosey Goosey Press, 2008) by Faith Goble


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Uploaded on December 7, 2009