“Leaves” © Peter Wilkin 2012.


The trees have undressed,
the emerald of their leaves
softly on the horizon left,
while their russet robes lie crisp below …
a carpet, for us to tread on, to near them,
to watch their branches tendril in inky sky
by light of silver sickle moon.

© Quirina Roode-Gutzmer 2012.



Special thanks go to Peter Wilkin for giving me kind permission to publish on my blog—his exquisite image “Leaves”—which inspired me to write the accompanying poem.

Peter’s photography art exhibits the ethereal, the magical, the psychedelic, the metaphysical, and human perception. It is well worthwhile to pay his gallery a visit here.


15 thoughts on “Leaves

  1. exquisite..diaphanous..the image’s aura so well painted with words. absolutely adore concluding two lines. always a joy to see a new one from you. thanks for sharing~

  2. I already left a comment here or on FB, but it disappeared. Something about my iPhone, I suspect.

    Anyway, what I wanted to say was that I thought Peter’s picture was a perfect poetic prompt – try saying that without spitting! But, having read this, which is such a perfect complement (and compliment) to his picture that it renders any further poetic… what’s the word that defines the process of poetically describing a picture? Anyway, it’s perfect, Q.

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