November chickadees

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November chill
rusts the dogwood,
scatters the locust seeds
down the sodden street

the maple this year
shows an unusual
reluctance for red

but today gray was made
a near beautiful thing –
a frame for the darker
darts of the chickadees

in the yellow goodbye
of the chestnut tree

© Sarah Whiteley

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12 thoughts on “November chickadees

  1. I really liked this nature descriptive pieve and the painting next to it.
    Somehow the whole setting, with the painting on the left of the poem, came out just perfect

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