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On November

November is not the time for gentle breezes but gale`force winds which bend alders flush the debris of summer Already the pale branch reappears purged now of all its glories stark`naked again as bare it began in winter We will … Continue reading

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Autumn Weather

The weather like a fickle child can’t make up its mind if it wants to play or stay inside Two days ago an inch of snow on the neighbor’s roof a day of flurries in the thirties And today autumn … Continue reading

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August Ends

August ends a drip from a hose long ago disconnected from its wall`faucet Well`run`dry The onions peel in their rows their pale orange skins browning in a sun Beach`bums Bumble`bees crawl over the last of the summer lavender fragrant to … Continue reading

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Tomato`Time

The spring garden has all gone to seed the garden boxes where row`on`row of potatoes greened and blossomed where peas climbed up the tall trellises And the cauliflower sheltered their heads with elephant`ear leaves beside the bolted spinach beside the … Continue reading

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The First Hour

Is there an hour finer than the first hour of the day? It comes a little later each morning this time of year Holds just a bite of autumn to come dew on the grass But its silences are full … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rain

Large rain`drops fall into the July dust making small explosions of grit into humid air leave tiny craters where they fall no sooner begun than done A summertime tease or the divine reminder fall will return grass go green again … Continue reading

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On Returning

  Returning from perpetual summer a place where sky & water seamless meld where white`caps mimic whiffs of clouds and grown men play like little boys splashing unselfconsciously in surf waiting on their longboards for big waves as gray`beards lie … Continue reading

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Cricket’s Chirrup

The season for seed planting is done The season for fruit picking is ending The season for seed gathering is at hand The season for herb drying is under`way The season for thanksgiving was will be is now The season for … Continue reading

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Holding On to Time

Ah that we could hold on to time Stave the flowing tide Guard these sand`castles of ours from washing from shore Naught but foam stays where we set our feet We can do nothing The unpicked grape hangs heavy on … Continue reading

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Late Summer Leaves

I hear them quarreling up there high in the trees Scrambling procrastinators packing up the summer house locking tight all the shutters against the autumn winds You shut off the water       while I turn off the breakers … Continue reading

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Whatever the Season

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 … Continue reading

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September

Already the colors deepen       green toward red       red toward amber Not as though we see the change       as though the change sees us

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