October 12, 2014

Gossips

These are the colors
that flood the ears with whispers
and rumors of rain



October 3, 2014

Ways to Say Autumn


in Latin:  autumnus
n French:  automne
in Italian:  autunno
in Spanish:  otoño
in Portuguese:  outono
in Arabic:  خريف
in Lakota:  ptaŋyétu
in Cebuano:  tingdagdag
in Somali:  deyr
in Greek:  φθινόπωρο
in Chechan:  güire
in Thai:  ฤดูใบไม้ร่วง
in Persian:  پاييز 
in Czech:  podzim
in Finnish:  syksy
in Japanese:  
in Chinese:  秋天
in Danish:  efterår
in Dutch:  herfst
in low German:  harvst
in Old English:  hærfest
in Icelandic:  haust

Or, in Me:
haystacks
gravel-road drives
dark earth and morning
dried herbs
acorns
bonfires
wild rice
yelloworangeredbrown
tractors and harvest time
pomegranates
warm cheese
corners of swirling leaves
dawn fog
pumpkins
auburn skies
I see you, you see me
thinner trees
cheers from fields on Friday nights
warm soup
hearty bread
frost
moon all golden, so high