Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The corn in the sunlight
shivers before the harvest,
as the wheel of the year turns.
We eat the bread.
We drink the wine.
The year is reborn.
The sun returns.
We endure winters.
We work and we sleep.

The landscape is stubble
shaved by the Reaper.
In the Spring, we will
plough it under and
plant seeds.

The landscape is stubble
shaved by the Reaper.
Plough it under and
plant seeds in the Spring.

I sit and watch as
the great wheel of the year turns
and the virus ploughs
a furrow through our lives and
the Reaper rests before the
Autumn and Winter harvest.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

blue is the colour
and I must never name her.
She is an image,
imagined, a cloud, his wife,
and I am jealous green

to get up / show up
fight again - the same same day -
the grind - the spiral -
one more day without her and
one more day of empty grief

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

nature poetry,
lush with life and death, Autumn
and Spring - reflections