© 2021 Barbara Grace Lake

Frenetic turns, fouettés
Of branch, contorted, wild
Still fiercely spinning dervish
Uncontrolled Mosaic of lightness,
Dark against whipped gingko leaves

Intensely golden luminescence
Graceful, softly flowing ferns
Bright patches on a dark montage
Of slowly moving trunks
Mid leafy slivers, sunlit blue

They dance. They dance,
Upon a living stage, behind them
Still before them, till diminished
Lesser winds unfetter them
To shapes conferred in life