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Receding summer…

August 31, 2009

A standing ovation for summer
with its buttery corn on the cob
sauteed zuchini squash suppers

A thunderous applause
for freshly sliced yellow
and red beefsteak tomatos
bathing in vinegary sweet
cucumber salad

A heartfelt yawp
for salsa colors
framed in Mason jars
popped and sealed
a family production

A euphoric yes
for verdant goodness
even as the tasks of the day
and the crisp morning air
foreshadow a turning
a diminuendo

See the children off to school
Take down the garden fence
Clear the beds
Buy peaches for canning

A reverent pause
to contemplate the liminal space
of changing seasons
the opus dei of earth
contained yet uncontainable
in this moment
this life

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl permalink
    August 31, 2009 8:57 pm

    Brian, I should have known that you have the exceptional gift of writing beautiful poetry. Wow! I greatly admire your gift.

  2. just an apprentice permalink
    September 1, 2009 10:16 pm

    Thanks Cheryl.

  3. September 2, 2009 9:18 pm

    show off.
    nice though :) i do love it.

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