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Old 09-26-2016, 01:59 PM
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Final Plea

The trees are gold,
the birds have left,
the air grows cold
and I bereft.

The night consumes
the shrinking day.
Darkness looms.
Please, summer, stay!
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:43 PM
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Tree at My Window

(after Frost, of course)

Tree at my window, window tree,
you always share your leaves with me.
I watch your leaves bud every spring,
limbs of leaves soon burgeoning.

And when the school bells ring and call,
I know your frosted leaves will fall,
your year in time with outer weather
attuned to my fall inner weather.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:22 PM
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Default We'll Be Running

We'll Be Running

My calendar says it is autumn.
But the trees aren't turning,
The leaves aren't falling,
It's too damn hot to go hunting.

Like my lazy dog I'm dreaming;
Those red and yellow hills,
And twilight whippoorwills;
A harvest moon reborn,
My hunter's haunting horn.

She whimpers in her sleep,
I smile and scratch her ears;
Don't fret old girl, it won't be long,
Raccoons will raid the Indian corn;
Autumn will come, and we'll be running.


Along the Osage, I'm hoping.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:46 PM
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Seasonally

Fall’s denuded
Winter’s shrouded

Spring’s reseeded
Summer’s repleted
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:35 AM
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Itís the season of tricks and of treats,
And in Autumn, my poetís heart beats
With desire to write
A great ode Ö but, oh shite!
Itís already been done by old Keats.

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When thereís colds to be caught, I have caught íem,
And the flu has me feeling post-mortem.
Freezing rain, wind and fog
Make me sick as a dog Ö
Thatís just Summer; itís worse in the Autumn.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:25 PM
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Everyone has turned their clocks back,
but I can't seem to fathom this watch.
So here I am stuck in Summer
with timekeeping a bit of a botch.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:57 PM
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Fall Light

With every shortened day
the lovely leaves take flight
but bare trees increase light
that plays as branches sway.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:58 AM
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Migration


The Valley gets a little rain,
to wet the palm trees and the taquerias.
The winter flocks are here again,
the Winter Texans. They are glad to see us.

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Old 10-15-2017, 06:37 AM
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Fruition. I eschew the race
to beat the creatures who would steal
the makings of an easy meal.
Instead I give them living-space
and hope thereby to gain in grace.
For I have fruit and they have not
so I will share my garden plot
with all small things that come to glean
the secret spaces in between
the softness and the whiff of rot.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:58 AM
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I enjoy whatever you post, Ann, be it in poetry or prose. This one too.
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