Friday, November 7, 2008

Making Beauty and Throwing It Away

Late afternoon gold-Enjoy it quickly!
Late Afternoon Gold

I was inspired by the poem: "A Color of the Sky" by Tony Hoagland, from What Narcissism Means To Me. © Graywolf Press, 2003. This portion of the original refers to a spring dogwood in bloom, but with a few changes serves the purposes of this image. Mr. Hoagland's poem is delicious, so if you do not like this, the fault is mine.


...
In the business park, between the convenience store
and the huge warehouses,
a little maple tree is losing its mind;

overflowing with radiant sun,
like an amber mug of beer;
like a spray of flung Mardi Gras beads,
dropping gold leaf flakes to the ground in clouds,

so Nature's wastefulness seems quietly obscene.
It's been doing that all week:
making beauty,
and throwing it away,
and making more.

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