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                                                                           Autumn

 

                                    

 

A field of dried grass--
against a dusty sunset
starlings take flight.

Adelaide


The just swept driveway--
a single milkweed seed
hovering.

Adelaide


Morning chill--
The cactus wren preens
on her thorny perch.

MaryJane


The Autumn chill;
a farmer reclaims his scarf
from the scarecrow.

Cerri


Blowing leaves;
The din of the blackbirds
Moves from tree to tree.

Donna


More rain
pounding into the earth;
yellowing leaves.

Cynthia


Autumn mist;
somewhere ahead--
footsteps.

Cerri


An October evening;
the flower vendor sticks blossoms
into a pumpkin.

Gillena


Mountain moonlight--
Golden aspen leaves fall
on new snow.

MaryJane


Autumn winds;
The door of the graveyard shed
Tilts to one side.

Donna
 

 

                                    

 

Just for a moment
from behind the clouds--
the September moon.

Kim


The creeping vine;
leaf after green leaf
turns red.

Cynthia


Through dried corn stalks,
The autumn wind rises
And falls.

Donna


September rain;
two policemen discuss
the falling leaves.

Kim


Pounding rain--
it flattens the bright layers
of coloured leaves.

Cynthia


Mid-afternoon--
a waning sun comes through
the autumn damp.

Adelaide


Autumn's first fire;
Cobwebs waver
Above the woodstove.

Donna


An oak seedling
sprouts through a rotten stump;
autumn equinox.

Adelaide


Autumn evening;
in the corner, the clatter
of Go stones.

Kim


Autumn wind;
my old neighbor sweeping
his porch again.

Kim


Autumn chill;
The leaf-raker's breath
Amid the shadows.

Donna


The autumn beach;
an empty porch swing,
creaking, creaking--

Wendy


Falling leaves;
The heron's stillness
By the shore.

Donna


The jetty foghorns--
one echoing another
in the early dusk.

Wendy


November night;
thin clouds falling away
from the moon.

Kim