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I wrote with other poets last week at the Highlights Foundation workshop led by David L. Harrison, and I posted about it both Last Friday and Tuesday. It was a fabulous experience for me, and a new one. To be able to immerse myself in all things poetry was a gift I gave myself, and I am so happy that I did. During that time, it was not only beautiful autumn weather, but the setting was the beautiful Poconos. One of the problems with loss of a loved one is that we (I) kept wanting to share things with that person, and yet I could not. Thus, I did write several poems capturing the experience, and one of them is this one I am sharing with you.
|On one of my hikes, in the Poconos.|
|photo credit: thethingsitdoes via photopin cc|
And I Would Show You
And I would show you Autumn is here.
Where once greenest leaves, now falling goodbyes.
Flowers’ last blooms fade by the evening;
Afternoon breezes undress trees with sighs.
And I would show you the sun has changed angles.
It’s no longer glaring, clouds relax in their glide.
Last minute bees taste last minute nectar;
Crickets are chirping, cicadas abide.
And I would show you the clocks appear slower;
it’s time for breath holding, and nothing still grows.
Nature’s preparing stark shadows of Winter,
Creating the paintings for its newest art show.
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