Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Equinox



My favorite season is here at last. 
The early-now nights a little crisper,
The trees prepare to launch the pirouetting leaves,
Between sun and shade, the illusion comes
Nature's ironic wink - recycle and replenish

My illusions are more obvious
Solitude approaching holidays tumbling one after another

Is this a reminder of endings or beginnings
The conflicting colors of autumn
The greens yielding to reds and golds and then muted earthtones
Influence my dreams
I think of you.

This season of our birthdays
Of manic election years memories
Of drives beneath a glowing harvest moon
Removing the car top
The last hurrah tbefore the grey rains come to stay
Passion's last play before hiatus

Autumn, you are my favorite child.

Cris 9-22-10

 Earworm for today:  Tim's favorite autumn song by Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues - an oh so poignant memory of concerts and long talks and longer moonlit drives:  Forever Autumn




Blog Photo Credit:  Anthony Dunn, Photographer  - Bidwell Park in Autumn

4 comments:

  1. Oh, what a lovely flash from the past, Cris! I just happened on this site via Rusty, checked my long neglected blog page and read your message there. A thousand apologies for just getting back to you. Yes, I too have seemed to have surrendered to all the 'bells and whistles' at FB. Yet, like all my old 360 friends, I long for those days of fun and quality blogging. HUGS

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  2. Love Autumn, hate the holidays.

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  3. When is your birthday? Same time as last year? I'm with Denurd. Love autumn, but holiday blues already staking claims.

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  4. Same time last year, this year and next year!

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