Old leaves in shades
of gray, green and brown
draw abstract patterns
in wet-on-wet techniques
to dazzle an autumn canvas.
Across cloud packed horizon
sky blue sketches its way
into a sunless background
pulled together by artist winds
and Nature’s creative drawing skills.
How we marvel at its freehand beauty.
Peggy Fletcher was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland. She lives in Sarnia, Ontario.
She is a member of The Writers Union, TOPS and P.E.N. Canada
She has taught Creative Writing and English at Lambton College. She also was the Family editor of the Sarnia Observer many years ago.
She has eight books of poetry, chapbooks, one short story collection, and a two- act play about Emily Carr to her credit. She also paints, and enjoys amateur photography. She and her husband, John Drage, a fellow poet and humorist, have five daughters and many grandchildren.