12.13.2011

better than acorns

   oh, look!
there on the porch rail, gourds
sporting happy painted
faces, left over from hallowe'en
festivities, tainted

with autumn as winter draws near,
sleigh bells jingling, awhirl
snowflakes lighting everywhere.
now, the gourds feed our squirrels.

4 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful visual piece, capturing the slow turn of seasons and celebrations.

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  2. :) not sure it's such a great example of a ballad, though, in the style of Emily D.
    i'll try some more.

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  3. I can see them clearly, even without a photo.

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  4. can you see that one of the painted gourds sports glasses not unlike harry potter's?

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