Long Shadows

Low in the sky,
October sunshine
casts long shadows.


Unexpected Day

Today, an unexpected day.
I thought it would be wet
but no, despite a cloudy sky,
the cold edge of Winter’s breath,
it’s dry and an unassuming sun
placidly holds sway.

Damp Patches

Just before midnight
how the rain hammered.
This morning no rain
just dull, dull sky
and everywhere damp patches.

January Joy 28

Patch of blue;
an ocean of dreams
in a grey sky.

January Joy 13

So far a fine day,
patches of blue sky
and a hazy sun
to lift my spirits.

Autumn Equinox

Today is the Autumn Equinox.
I celebrate with two quotations about Autumn for you:

“Autumn is a second Spring,
when every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus (1913-1960)
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“There is a harmony in Autumn,
and a lustre in its sky…”

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Winter Woollies

By gum, the house is cold,
were we away so long?
We’re wearing winter woollies,
trying to get warm.
The sun is shining here and there,
through blue patches in the sky,
perhaps we’ll soon feel warm again;
at least the day is dry.

January Skies

Christmas cheer
packed away for another year.
Dull and drear
January skies appear.

Mid December

Mid December;
bleak sky, chill in the air
and on the rosebush by the fence
two pink rosebuds.

Eskimo Song

The great sea has set me in motion,
Set me adrift,
And I move as a weed in the river.

The arch of the sky
And mightiness of storms
Encompasses me,
And I am left
Trembling with joy.

An Eskimo Song quoted in ‘Walking the Healing Labyrinth’ by Helen Raphael Sands

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