Patti Edmon Altered Attic: fall poem

Thursday, October 16, 2008

fall poem

Fall Plantings

The morning just right
for planting fall
mums, small pink translucent

Blooming, just before the rains
darken the sky, lighter
after the hail storm
of acorns drumming against the roof
the rhythm of hunt and gather and nest

The earth shifts away
from summer's yawning oven
and into cool nights and pleasant
days when breaths are not just
another source of damp heat

But whispers, down deep in
rich soil, where fragrant
earthy secrets dormant
from another, distant time,
begin to grow.


Sherry said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful photographs!

Susan Tuttle said...

What a lovely poem. I love the front porch with the pumpkin on it!


Ragamuffin Gal said...

The leaf picture is so enchanting!

Lucy said...

Beautiful poem..I love the line 'summers yawning oven'!

Fall is such a comforting season. I always feel at peace during this time of year. Well, except this you know, normally when the world isn't falling apart I love fall ;)


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