Reformation


pinked
from chilly nights
dew and disintegration

Fall Approaches


as everything changes
keep flowering
as long as you can

At Summer’s Edge


down by the river
the susans and goldenrod
commune

The Maple’s Ghost


floated by
gracefully entering
the next dimension

Edged With Antique Lace

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green field sparkles with frost
as winter takes residence
in the shadow’s depth

Escort

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golden lanterns
in the fading light
accompany day into night

Fleeting Youth

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half covered
in her baby pelt
dashing toward adulthood

Yet

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a memory of last summer’s sun
the winter field not yet touched
by the greens of spring

Zig Zag

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like the teeth of a zipper
brown and ground emerge
opening to spring

Declared

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sun shoulders out the snow
last years blooms trumpet
beauty’s determination

First Stirrings

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seeds slumber while
forced bulbs bloom
in late winter’s light

Cold Creek


The creek moves fast cutting its way
through the meadow towards the river
trying to outrun the inevitable freeze.

Mud


The fifth season is mud season.
The earth is liquid with rain and snow melt,
rich with nutrients and brimming with the beginnings of new life.
Magnificent primordial ooze.

Cone Flowers

Gone are the purple petal skirts and crowns of gold
but your beauty and grace remain
and will be scattered by the wind.