"...the season begins moving
Around us even as its colorful weather moves us, ..."
Laura Purdie Salas is hosting Poetry Friday this week. Bookspeak! is one of my favorite books, and I'm looking forward to exploring her new poetry collection for teachers, What's Inside? Poems to Explore the Park. Head over to Laura's blog for this week's round-up of poetry love.
"...And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in..."
I continued to glance at the featured list of poems and discovered "Fall" by Edward Hirsch who taught at the University of Houston and lived on our block more than 25 years ago. His lines capture the arrival of autumn beautifully:
Happens almost like clockwork: the leaves drift away
From their branches and gather slowly at our feet,
Sliding over our ankles, and the season begins moving
Around us even as its colorful weather moves us,
Even as it pulls us into its dusty, twilit pockets. ..."
|I captured this leaf-carpeted pathway Saturday.|
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