Archive for the ‘Pacific Northwest’ Tag

Early Autumn Alder   1 comment

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Long limbs wading at
water’s edge . . . bits of summer
spiraling down

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early autumn evening   2 comments

sunset at JacksonFrasier wetlands

 

quiet cricket songs
slowly sink with
the setting sun

Changing Colors   8 comments

mossy bank along the McKenzie River
Sharp heat of summer
On the mossy riverbank
First blades of fall

Threshold   2 comments

 

OSU pillars and walkway

 

Fragrance of rain-bruised azaleas on this side, a row of ripening elms beyond.

A petal drops, the hardy elms wave.  Do I hesitate & wait, it’s still not late, or

hasten through the unkept gate before my boots turn to stone

while I drowse in cozy comfort of what I think I know?

Where’s the gatekeeper? Who will be my ferryman?

Even when stuck on this cusp, I know, of course, they are me.

Spring   6 comments

Star flower on the forest floor
After
befriending the night,
stars at my feet