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October, The Lament.

October 30, 2007

Take back your chlorophyll
suck it deep into trunks and branches, your
hollow spindly twigs; drain summer’s green, varied
as fig, avocado and Muscat grape, haricots verts
and watermelon skin, chartreuse
sage and lime, brush
against sweet basil
or mint, spiked
rosemary and lavender
feasts for the eyes, nose and tongue
leave, go where you must, confuse us
with your orange, vermillion, yellow, even
gamboge, like skirts fluttering in the wind
a dervish dance, leading us up each
garden path in mistaken party
mode, until you fall at our
feet with exhaustion
leaving us to sweep
you into November’s

Copyright © 2007

One Comment leave one →
  1. susan permalink
    November 1, 2007 3:01 pm

    From toilets to season’s passing , I smile, giggle, and dream with your varied posts. And now I’m watching the season pass with new eyes in my own garden. Thanks for writing Hilary…you have an “eye” with words.

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