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Sumac Poems

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Premium Member autumns cold gray sky
Sky as gray as fresh concrete.  Cold like her too.  Jet plane noise permeates 
atmosphere, but we cannot see it yet.  Plants are brown except for red sumac.
A flaming reddish blue, high class red.  Winter is...Read More
Categories: sumac, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Haibun

Premium Member high hot pink roses
high hot pink roses 
against red sumac bushes
octobers challenge
...Read More
Categories: sumac, october, rose,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Children Are The First to Understand
The selfish human
will either have to purposefully
look like poison ivy or poison sumac
which has betrayed a lot of people
or emit a feeling of a really nasty plant that has
scratched, penetrated,or thorned
many in another unpleasant way.

Otherwise, she will be trusted into
another...Read More
Categories: sumac, abuse, betrayal, family,
Form: Free verse

The fishes have high wings, but they can feel our deep pain like sisters. Yes, we are the fishes’  brothers and any halo you may see in the dark night is a birthday of this brotherhood. Come here...Read More
Categories: sumac, food,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member sumac bursting

sumac bursting
with fiery glow
flanking highways

posted on October 30, 2018...Read More
Categories: sumac, autumn, color, fire, red, tree,
Form: Haiku

Sumac Seduction

Her touch is toxicodendron 
Piercing eyes that easily penetrate
vulnerable senses overrun
Seduction is her pearl hip-handle gun

Don’t trigger her flowering attention,
or you’re sure to get a flirtatious reaction
Poisonous pheromones in the breeze
has you paralyzed by her brash attraction 
Next comes a...Read More
Categories: sumac, allusion, flower, love hurts, sick,
Form: Personification
Premium Member sumac

in blazing colors
under the fall sun

posted on August 1, 2018
...Read More
Categories: sumac, appreciation, autumn, change, color, nature, tree,
Form: Haiku
Autumn Morn

Cool air over the pond,
Creates a fog this Autumn Morn,
Rising over the tops of trees,
Giving an aura of a misty sea breeze.

Oaks and Maples colored yellow and red,
Their springtime green now Autumn fed,
Burning bushes hedge the road,
The smell of grass...Read More
Categories: sumac, autumn, bird, flower,
Form: Rhyme
Potato Mountain
Potato Mountain

I will arrive
an habitual escapee
from the rabbit warrens
of central planners

By ferreting north
in search of
breaks in the maze
rifts in the grid

I will follow
a stream beside
the climbing track
and yet higher

To a saddle below
the great ridge 
southward along
eastern slopes

To a fine summit
of...Read More
Categories: sumac, mountains,
Form: Free verse
Haiku Poem 29
natures artist
painting its canvas amber
staghorn sumac - red...Read More
Categories: sumac, art, autumn, color, earth, environment, nature, red,
Form: Haiku

Great Horned Owls
Many many moons ago
leaving the porch
of a south-facing canyon,
I hiked to a place 
where the foothills

Where the asphalt road
ran astride the reservoir lake
into which kingfishers
dived at will,  
and Great Horned owls
hooted at passerby,

And crickets chirped
in the castor bean 
in...Read More
Categories: sumac, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Autumn Forest
Cathedral woods.
Sunlight streams
through stained glass windows—
mosaic of yellow and red.

Tree pillars
hold up the sky dome,
wind organ whispers.

Orange and crimson,
sassafras and sumac
light the path.

On the altar in my heart
the chalice
...Read More
Categories: sumac, autumn, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dillard Mill
It rained all night. The day rose dripping grey.
The cool air, welcome after summer’s heat
Smelled finally like fall. The first red flames
Of sumac bushes shone beside the street.

At noon, the mill pond mirrored clouds on blue.
The Huzzah Creek splashed sparkles...Read More
Categories: sumac, autumn,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Material Life
Absolute science and art of being whole
           at one and under no delusion that
                ...Read More
Categories: sumac, art, dance, emotions, hate, life, science, world,
Form: Verse
Premium Member How cool
How cool! 
this early summer evening
after a day so oppressive
even we New Yorkers move painstakingly.
The breeze in sumac trees
so why am I not more content? 
The electricity went off at the bank, 
spontaneous bank holiday, 
so I'm broke, drinking water.

All...Read More
Categories: sumac, city, cool, day, drink, lost, sleep, woman,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Milbank my home
Leaving my home in the city
Gray lonely,and faceless
When the sun did shine
We'd run to the corner of 166
By Moes candy store
And jump into our neighborhood pond
The local fire hydrant
We would Frolic as girls Jumped rope
and looked on with twinkles in...Read More
Categories: sumac, childhood, daffodils, dedication, growing up, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Everything, Turning Upside Down
Here within this mid-majors town, their driving her homeless down....
Chasing the broken children hearts, all about ? Truth, amid his Babylon's 
Historic terms aside from such razzle dazzle hypocritic apostasy ? Vanguard's
Vexation degree and, philosophies: Phooey, your fine tuned circus...Read More
Categories: sumac, angel, art, autumn, baby, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Memories on Branches
How did a cherry kiss? Bitter flower petals with sweet pistils.
So laden they act as halos while we breathe the love
in a pink hollow, silence sounding like taste, acting like epistle
to hold this moment in a silvery image, like moon,...Read More
Categories: sumac, age, autumn, home, love, seasons, time, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Slow Dancing the Past
Slow Dancing the Past
            by Odin Roark

Shadows of yesterday frozen
Even as high noon’s blazing heat
Seems never to pass

Fixed sturdy upon Nature’s ties
Once shiny rails
Hard driven spikes 
Forward movement changed
In...Read More
Categories: sumac, memory, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Haiku 97
	Haiku 97
	first frost
	windblown red sumac
...Read More
Categories: sumac, winter,
Form: Haiku
Folklore Or Not
The woodland beckons me, calls me within
It's musical chorus can be barely heard
A mystical presence, a tone prevails in the wind

I stumble on wild thickets on the ground
Absent of pathways, thorny brambles instead
Moving along on foot, not easy I have...Read More
Categories: sumac, adventure, fantasy, imagination, music, me, music,
Form: Terzanelle
I am Not Poison
There are many types,
 of poisons, like poison ivy, 
hemlock, sumac, we also
have belladonna, and arsenic.

I am not poison, neither 
have venom, nor a virus…

Why have I not, heard from 
you for such a long time…

Did I say something,
that you...Read More
Categories: sumac, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, life, love, romance,
Form: Narrative
Indian Summer
Memories of autumn linger still
The pale sun loiters on the hill;
A prodigal year now grown old
Is gathering all her days of gold.
Flocks of birds now eager to go
We share the dream with footsteps slow;
We meet beneath the apple tree
Join hands...Read More
Categories: sumac, seasons, autumn, autumn, love, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Woodlot Diarys
A statesman oak, in fall he spoke
to brethren of the wood.
Windblown vowels and fluttering jowls
deciduous he stood.
Calm and serene he argued green
for change, said change is good.
The Sugar Pine stepped out of line
and said he never would.
The Sumac said, "I'll...Read More
Categories: sumac, funny, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Lovely Lady, Lovely Autumn
"Lovely Lady, Lovely Autumn"
                   By Rachel Heffington

Lovely lady, lovely Autumn
May I take a lock of hair
From the tresses that glow, burnished
In the...Read More
Categories: sumac, fantasy, imagination, nature,
Form: Light Verse