Tuesday, November 5th.

ON A WALK Near the edge of the woods A young male buck With two stubby antlers Stared me down. To the right, A white-tailed doe, Darted swiftly into the brush. It was dusk, and mist enveloped the house below. The air was cool, and still, Everywhere, And smelled of pine needles, and decayed leaves. [...]

Live to tell it.

An old story, written in August. Sometimes you just have to get it off your chest.  Get it out of your mind by writing it down, before you forget.  What I have to say is not earth shattering, drastic, or anything of the kind.  It's about a face to face conversation (getting rarer and rarer) [...]

Wednesday, November 6th.

TIME WAS SLIPPING AWAY It was daylights savings time, and I was up at 6. Jumped into my clothes, and grabbed a cup of coffee.  I walked outside. The light was still dim.  Water in the birdbath was frozen. Out in the meadow, across the way, goldenrod, and Queen Anne's Lace, were all covered with [...]

Anew

Anew

September is gone. October, begun. The first day of each month is like beginning anew. Turning a new leaf, strumming a new song. I read a poem, by a poet named Wordsworth, today. Quite outdated, but not really. The lines in one of his poems rang a bell, for me. He wrote, Up the brook [...]

September

September

September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning.  The Anglo-Saxons called it 'gerst-monath,' - Barley month! Feast Days: September 21. St. Matthew September 28. St. Michael or Michaelmas Day Mottoes "Fair on September first, fair for the month'.  'Plant trees at Michaelmas & command them to [...]

Before

Before

Back at the fountain, BEFORE the sun set.  A chill was in the air. The sound of a hooting owl was heard in the distance of the dawn, and in the still of the early morn, of a cloudy day. Rained in the afternoon.