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Equinox

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Equinox

It is a shadow wind that rides the sky
In late September;
A Banshee lady scatters fallen leaves
On walkway steps
When Summer ends....
Goodbye to warmest memories
And beachsand on the bathroom tiles.

It is the Autumn Solstice that now demands
The days to shorten into Winter;
With light receding into dusky full-drawn curtains,
In classrooms full of captured children
Mourning Summer's freedom
And seashells on a fire place ledge.

It is a time of recompense - before December;
Thanksgiving for the year's collection
Whose bounty follows endlessly
The leaner repast
Of an Ice Queen's affection.

Around a table bright with candles
It is an ending and beginning
A seasonal chameleon
Changing as the patterns flow....

Roll on, Mother Earth

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  1. Date: 12/8/2012 2:37:00 PM

    Crafty and well recaptured in spontaneous emotions, you're really good at this! keep it coming.--------KELECHI

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 10:43:00 AM

    Very nice words and rhythm. Not sure about the Autumn Solstice, however. There is a Winter and Summer solstice and a Spring and Fall Equinox. However, perhaps you meant something deeper that I didn't catch. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 12:04:00 PM

    Love your first lines - "beach sand on the bathroom tiles." Somehow, this hits home very wettly-warmly. Congrats on the selection. daver

    landon-lane Avatar elizabeth landon-lane Date: 12/3/2012 2:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Daver Austin...thank you for your lovely words..I still rmember making "toe" pictures on those bathroom tiles when I was a kid! You brought back new memories for me from a poem still spepcial ...Elizabeth
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:38:00 PM

    Elizabeth ,,, congratulations with your poem featured on the soup home page... love it~ LINDA

    landon-lane Avatar elizabeth landon-lane Date: 12/3/2012 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My dear Destroyer..! your words have always made me feel braver and more able to write without second guessing myself! Roll on, all of us! Lizzie
  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:49:00 AM

    beautiful elizabeth, 'a seasonal chameleon' wow i love that..

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 8:42:00 AM

    ice queen....is a funny take on the seasons....well written.