Pondering Loss (an ode to 9/11)

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Forest Songs — Autumn:
Pondering Loss

There’s a dark silver sadness in the sky.

.

The weakened light more subtle now

on last wet leaves

………..left hanging

before their final,

……………………..quiet

……………………..drop

……………………..toward fate.

.

.Here,

……………a golden leaf dances

……..shortly,

.

…………………………..stopped

.

by a thorn in the barberry hedge

where it will spend its season.

.

And all is,

as after a single singer’s mournful song,

just quiet.

© 2001, 2002, 2011 Mary Louise Ruehr (Mary L. Playfair)
Written in remembrance of 9/11/2011.

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