The Snakes of September
All summer I heard them
rustling in the shrubbery,
outracing me from tier
to tier in my garden,
a whisper among the viburnums,
a signal flashed from the hedgerow,
a shadow pulsing
in the barberry thicket.
Now that the nights are chill
and the annuals spent,
I should have thought them gone,
in a torpor of blood
slipped to the nether world
before the sickle frost.
Not so. In the deceptive balm
of noon, as if defiant of the curse
Celebrations of gratitude for
past seasons' fullness;
Last bright colors anticipate
winter's muted solitude.
Brilliant hurrahs on painted sunsets
announce inward turnings,
Leaves that affirm, remind, invoke --
then let go
so new births can begin.
- LynneAnne Forest
The strange September sun departs
A soft breeze cracks the wall of humidity
Those on the way to work glide above the pavement
Happy as if Second Avenue were transformed:
Ah, a brick lane in an ancient city on the day
Of the morning of a religious revival
When the prophets and clowns come to town
Yes, we all deserve the best
Isn’t that so?
Looking east: tiny clouds piled
One on top of another
Like stones on a trail elsewhere
Shift your head and the fr
LOVE & SIMPLICITY 09-16-16 Full Moon Insights Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, Tonight! Tonight we will have a gorgeous full moon and a lunar eclipse. Wherever you are, I encourage you to step outside and take a moon bath, even if only for a few moments.
Do like my friends recommend in the song below and "Get out and get under the moon!" I felt like it would be beneficial to give some special Full Moon Insight, so a bit further on, you'll find a reading on how to best use toni