On the Eve of the Equinox

First it was the deer who barked and chuffed
then the rattle of the flickers in the trees
and the dusk and the laughing coyote
talking to the owl
Meanwhile, the oaks pelted the house with acorns
and swaying, dropped a yard full of dead wood.

We found one pear today
on the ground and still hard
but with a fragrance that made us a promise
and as we passed it back and forth
and traded bright eyed looks
and inhaled such richness, such a beauty –
well, all our restless days of disquiet turned
left and slipped away.

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pbsweeneySept2007

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3 responses to “On the Eve of the Equinox

  1. Just lovely 🙂 May all our restless days turn left and slip away, and only calm and quiet and the leaves turning gold remain.

    Ya Haqq!

  2. Such a beautiful poem! ….

    I share this on my site (if you don’t want it there I will remove it)

    breathing

    Thank you, Janet

  3. “all our restless days of disquiet turned
    left and slipped away . ”

    Would that happen to all the restless ?

    Inspires one to work for it .

    Soulful .

    Akash

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