Branch and bough in gentle sway
The touch of wind this September day
The green budding leaves of Spring now past
The blossom of white flowers in memory cast
Dogwood leaves now in splendor anew
With tones and many a joyful hue
Pink, orange, violet and strokes of gold
A palette upon leaf this hour behold.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Photo: Dogwood Leaf, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.