Sunday, November 15, 2015

Autumn No No's

Branches bared,
No leaves left on trees

tamaracks turned, poplar bared, oaks browned
tamaracks turned, poplar bared, oaks browned
Photo by J. Harrington

People covered,
No coats left in closets

Blossoms gone
No flowers left in gardens

No butterflies, no bees,
No nectar, no pollen

No grass to be mowed
Just leaves that have fallen

No warming sun, no swimming fun,
No hummingbirds humming

No firefly catching,
No fireworks watching

No days that aren't shortening
No long dusk-filled evenings

Now nights all grow longer
North country's November

first ice, early snow
first ice, early snow
Photo by J. Harrington

First ice, gray skies,
Snow days! Surprise!

No 'squitoes, no flies,
Thanksgiving!

John Harrington