Whatever the Season

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Susan Harrison-Tustain
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Enough is enough
whatever the season
   Winter frosts trees
   and freezes the pipes
   Spring’s plantings green
   and with them the weeds
   Summer’s fruit grows ripe
   and with it wind`fall rots
   Autumn’s leaves redden
   and storm drains clog
   Too soon the snows
whatever the season
Enough is enough

“After the long weeks
when the heat curled the leaves
and the air thirsted, comes
a morning after rain, cool
and bright. The leaves uncurl,
the pastures begin again
to grow, the animals and the birds
rejoice. If tonight the world
ends, we’ll have had this day.” ~ Wendell Berry

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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One Response to Whatever the Season

  1. I think you need to go fishing again.

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