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Ever South

Yellow leaves swoop by the window like
errant canaries, confused, bruised, caught
in a ghostly whirlwind they rise and fall
swirling, hurling, snapping like a flag unfurling,
trapped taut against the window
caught momentarily, autumn comes to
stir things up, to disrupt, the end of
summer so abrupt, ruffling the feathers
of the glossy blackbirds who darken the sky
in swarms and herds, crowding on power lines
they huddle together as birds of a feather,
cawing, seemingly cursing the weather,
so many on the line, a snapshot in time,
etched into my mind, sublime,
taking flight en masse to head ever south,
south, to warmer climes as I hear the deep
tones of my Gregorian chimes, thrumming
tones that rattle breastbones, I count the
autumns that have come and go and
I know, I know.

©Danielle White

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  1. Date: 10/28/2009 9:27:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery here Danielle and I love the leaves/birds leaving weave ... smile ... you must be very proud of Zach. He is a wonderful writer. I wonder how many other mother/son or mother/daughter or father/son, father/daughter poets there are here at the Soup? Have a wonderful Halloween weekend and don't forget to set your clock back ... smile ...

  1. Date: 10/27/2009 3:59:00 AM
    I am so happy to be reading your poetry today Danielle. Hope all is going well for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2009 8:23:00 PM
    Nice...I enjoyed reading...Marty

  1. Date: 10/26/2009 3:38:00 PM
    So filled with graphics....the descriptions are wonderful and the beat goes on!! We don't see much of "slam poetry" but this is marvelous!!