Leaves dance to and fro,

follow the music of a summer breeze.

The sun plays peek-a-boo with impish clouds,

casting pools of light and shadow

This erratic collage plays tricks on the eye,

yet somehow soothes a place inside.

Flitting silhouettes along for the ride,

carry the joys and pains of being alive.

Black and white, green and blue,

the air is clear,  painting hues

Sway with the lifts and dips,

or sit still and  miss all that matters.

The game goes from morning ’til afternoon,

until twilight declares a tie between the two.

Beautiful trees in Northern Wisconsin
Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

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c.b.w. 2014