There comes a day, between
spring’s last blackbird concert
and the first swift to fly south,
when nature takes a breath,
before tipping into autumn.
Brambles are already dotted
with ripening fruit, and yellow
leaves glow among the green.
Beneath the oak, a squirrel has been seen,
gathering acorns, hips and haws,
with eager paws.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Autumn by Erté – Fair Use
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Flash 55 PLUS!
This weekend Kerry brings us the Flash 55 Challenge, the rules of which have not changed: we write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of our choice in precisely 55 WORDS.
For the optional extra part of this challenge, Kerry invites us to consider the art of Romain de Tirtoff a.k.a. Erté, and has provided a link to view examples of his works on WikiArt.