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Eudora Welty

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Concerto's end

The birds
By fir0002 Wikimedia Commons

on branches

A glimpse
one catches

But when music
begins

Then one
listens

A concert
selection

Of serious
fugues

And rondos
abound

As couplets
digress

Until ritornello
half-rhymes

But then darkness
begins

And concertos
end.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Some other way

Up the hillside
By Rosser1954 Roger Griffith

by the graveside
comes the boy
to sweep

His mother's broom
gathers the gloom
clasps at the grave
to keep

The lonely sight
in early night
as the boy sweeps
clutter away

What may have been
had his father then
served country and king
in some other way.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mountain crepe

The wind scents
By i_am_jim

the trail we follow
higher, higher the path

Climbs the canopy
before we halt
to determine the slanting sun

Can we always
find our way? Is ever higher
enough for this
longing to justify?

Mountain crepe myrtle
and vine that creeps, upward
through a conscience that closes

Upon the mystery
of why everywhere we reach
exceeds our grasp.