Poetry of Dawn and Autumn
Even here in the desert we are bidding farewell to summer. This evening has been punctuated by bouts of hearty, heavy, cold rain. But the confidence of sunlight is still captured in this issue of Green Ink Poetry, with its theme “Luminesence”. It includes my own poem “Where the Sunlight Stays”, first published here on ACM Weekly.
Meantime, the skies here may be blue or stormy, but they are always dramatic.
Herding the Clouds
The upper breezes
Herd their flock
Of small white clouds
Through the blue fields,
Taking the old wind trail
Along the tops
Of the knife-edged mesas.
The dark clouds
Are plumed like smoke, drifting
Sideways in the lucent, yellow gap
That illumines the black
Finally, there are other denizens of autumn!
A large grasshopper
lands upon the house wall: Plonk!
Old, brown October.
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Somehow autumn in the desert sounds like there will be flowers, soon. Your words are like flowers, again. A yellow gap that illuminates the black mountains. Your descriptions are gold.