Category Archives: Autumn

Sonnet for Love of Language in Autumn

Willow leaves swirl in the cooling wind, Some making patterns on the rain-blacked streets; Some drift themselves through my Fall-hungry eyes, Filling lonely spaces where words meet. No language turned or filtered through the heart Of Summer’s growth, its fruitfulness … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of October Melons

Sugared juices run across my palm, I catch my breath and shut my eyes —the sweetness of October melon— two seconds—less—sufficed to glide the long and gleaming knife through its netted skin through its softest orange flesh and now it … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous

If Winter is withdrawal of Light and its twin, Life, pulling deep down into themselves to wait for the grace of their own return, a reply to Summer in dark terms, it is so to gather strength for the great … Continue reading

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haiku for winter composting

black susurration of compost from the shovel cold whispers of Spring

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Warning

Am I in your way? Have I grown so straight and tall that you cannot see what you’re used to? Do my branches impinge? Do my birds spatter your hard walls? Does my shade draw creatures for rest on terrible … Continue reading

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Catalpa Sonnet

Catalpa tree’s the last to show in Spring, The last to fall away when autumn comes, No showy reds or oranges draw the eye- A bit of yellow just suggests it’s done. But when it throws its orchids at your … Continue reading

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Tanka for Texas

windows in closets let in light and fresh wet air- early November- low skies send church bells’ toning helplessly wafting up souls

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Late to Class (Sonnet)

Slow slipping Summer stayed too long this year- Insisting on her precedence of growth, Green fingers pushing back against the chill, Confused rootcrowns sought to satisfy both. Some celebrate the Summer’s long retreat And wish for warmth to last another … Continue reading

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Open

This is the time we thought We would dance freely together That future of open hands Shining days of open hearts Of loud singing in the cities. Where are the saints of our longing? Where is the marriage of intellect … Continue reading

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Thank You Note

This also is a gift: quiet hours under a silver sky with scents of wet soil a touch of cold to come air tasting of leaf fall scratching of birds on seed heads Autumn lies visible before me her wet … Continue reading

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