October 28th, 2013
Fallen gold~held tenderly
October 29th, 2013
Tufted Titmice circle the young tree
branches dip and dance as they land and depart
small heads wearing a pointed cap tilted ~bright black eyes shining
they chatter and squabble~plucking the ripe Hawthorne berries
will there be any left for the Waxwings?
October 30th, 2013
Shyly hiding ~veiled by leaves
blushing bashfully~ their hearts crack open
revealing tart jeweled treasure~inviting all to feast
we rejoice with the birds at the generosity of their gift
October 31st, 2013
SLEEP!! Where are you??
Why are we playing hide and go seek?
Tossing and turning for hours now
blankets in lumps~pillows pummeled
bed clothes twisted into knots
I have looked for you everywhere
I don't like this game~please show yourself
I am so weary~have mercy and come to me
Oh, there you are~embracing you I start drifting
sinking deep~under your spell at last