Sunday Whirl – September 6, 2015

still lifechirping on a tree
the robin eats a fat worm
in an amber orb
the worm lived a secret life
in its scented foster home

fruitful apple tree
need not stop or worry
birds will deal with rot

speak to me of fall
and its seasonal delights
stop and observe
the easy life of birds
the miracle of life

soon a memory
summer’s cornucopia
full of fruit and worms
and early morning chirping
of hunting birds at dawn

Wordle 214


Departing Summer – Youth – choka – June 30, 2015

train station

riding in the train
visions pass by the windows
trees turning to gold
fields lying fallow – hay stacked
her thoughts for him
hands upon her breasts and back
languid kisses
moonlight walks upon the beach
departing summer
leaves memories and hope
upon a distant shore-line.

© G.s.k. ‘15


Carpe Diem #766 departing summer

Departing Summer – Old Age – choka – June 30, 2015

persimmonthe old woman sits
upon a park bench smiling
brown and red leaves fall
swallows departed
ducks fly south overhead
departing summer
she wonders if this will be
the last time she’ll feel its warmth

© G.s.k. ‘15


a shriveled leaf
still hanging on
to summer’s end

end of summer
beyond the garden gate
mist turning to rain

end of summer
in the cool morning air
at the open door

end of summer
tall and bright in the fields
of thistle

summer passing
the path to the beach
where no one goes

(C) Jane Reichhold

abandoned beach
finally I can find peace
summer has gone

(C) Chèvrefeuille


Carpe Diem #766 departing summer