September. a Poem


The last blessing pours out on us,

illumines every cranberry leaf,

every spider web...

leaves scroll dank and particolored

in every hue- yellow, orange, tequila sunrise,

sunset, sun sets, sets slowly, gilding crimson,

parting every hope with brilliant, chill stanzas...

how can the sun droop so close to us,

on the eve of Winter?

We will starve for it in months to come,

but, for now, we are merely struck dumb, motionless-

bees too cold to journey back to the hive...

Stuck on this brilliant blossom.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wow! Just excellent!

lilyfly 5 years ago

Hey, Sir, went to comment on your hub to find it was no longer published... well, you must publish another for me to see, pls... love yaz, and thank you... lily

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

It sometimes does feel like that final blessing. Our winter is very mild, yet by January I ache and yearn for green for my eyes to alight upon. I have planted some pines to help with that issue.

I live how you used, "tequila sunrise, sunset, sun sets, sets slowly,"

Lily, no matter what you may say, I know you are a brilliant poet. So don't argue, just say "Yes Hyphen, I am!"

lilyfly 5 years ago

O.K., I'll try it! "Yes, Hyphen I am!" Now, if I wasn't a depressed fatty yearning for a cigarette.... Haha! I'm going to play raquetball for the first time tommorrow- I'll have to literally FORCE myself to leave the house, But I'm trying...

Where 's some more wonderful stuff from my favorite writer? You're a brilliant storyteller, so don't argue, just say, "Yes, Lily, I am!" haha! Ah, love , sending you good thoughts and prayers! lily

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

I loved the imagery of the falls and bees.

lilyfly 5 years ago

Thank you AA, I'm not getting notices on people's wrtings... are you? lily

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I am missing some notices too and have to go check on my peeps.

"Yes, Lily, I am!"

lilyfly 5 years ago

Good girl! Keep it going! Love yaz, lily

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