Sunday, October 16, 2005

Fall Song



Fall Song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,

the uneaten fruits crumbling damply
in the shadows, unmattering back

from the particular island
of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere

except underfoot, moldering
in that black subterranean castle

of unobservable mysteries - roots and sealed seeds
and the wanderings of water. This

I try to remember when time's measure
painfully chafes, for instance when autumn

flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing
to stay - how everything lives, shifting

from one bright vision to another, forever
in these momentary pastures.

~ Mary Oliver ~

(American Primitive)

4 Comments:

Blogger Head Honcho said...

Super colors on photo--Really neat blog--Su Amigo
Dean

11:35 AM  
Blogger Head Honcho said...

Super colors on photo--Neat blog-Su Amigo

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kim--I loved your fall song and
colors. Also loved the recipes and so much less along with the rant about family and birthdays! I can't wait till you come up north
for a good farm family holiday! Nancy said it right you know--I am
lucky to have family here and farm
family too--I think of thee and me as both part of the extensive farm
family--love it--Love you too! Vicki

6:52 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

See? You have a larger family than you know. Perhaps not of blood, but of the heart.

I really like the poems, music and pictures you put together. Coming here is always a pleasure.

6:56 PM  

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