Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Do Not Linger....
do not linger long in the meadow
as it has gone to seed, the dance of summer
how replaced by shadow - leaves little time
with a course that now deceives, the heart
of what may not last, love or time or its inner need
collecting its laughter as you linger awaiting a chilling sing
that over this temple once charmed with flower....the
winds of winter soon shall ring - the frost, its hour
of vespers and prayer - to silence its power does bring
suspending the meadow only safe passage
to fox and snowy white hare, that carry the secrets
to the season of promise found in the moonlight and clear night air...
do not linger long in the meadow - as autumn has laid its hand
stilling the heart and its wild flower as winter dresses to take its stand....
Posted for One Shot Wednesday - Where Poets and Writers Meet..
and Thursday Think Tank.(Autumn)..at Poets United