This Umber`World

Torey Thornton

The world
some say
goes grayer
by the day
I must say
more umber

The brown
of hills
once green
now so dry
once trees
now stumps

Where once
a horizon
drew a fine
line between
earth & sky
all’s now one

In heaven
it is said
all the colors
are so bright
as to pierce
a human soul

Such glory’s
too much
for the world
so acclimated
to the umber
here down`under


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 This Umber`World

  1. lovely – but we glimpse it occasionally in rainbows and sunsets…


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