Sunday, November 14, 2010

Counting by Twos

Two oak trees with their leaves turning brown
Four sugar maple leaves, red and gold on the ground
Six sparrows dashing in the privet to hide
Eight laughing children in line for the slide
Ten geese wait by the shore at the park
Twelve streetlights line the street after dark
Fourteen sweet and cold apples in a bowl
Sixteen lumpy holes in the lawn from a mole
Eighteen tulip bulbs wait in their winter bed
Twenty pages left til I rest my weary head. 

Image in the public domain from wikimedia Commons  : Views of Kyoto - 10. Merrymaking beneath Maple Trees at Tsuten Kyo      by Hiroshige Utagawa

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