MARBLES

05 January 2015

Farewell

Subdued light
Autumn then

Amber-coloured light, remember?
And you, unfolding golden sails

Autumn again
Blooming grasses
Populate the carpet
And the sycamore’s long arms
Twist to shake the leafy canopy

By next month the midday scorch
Will be forgotten
The glitter sunlight
Will bend

Nature will change

I’ll have to clothe bareness
Fold away the sensual 
See-through laces of summer

Already I’ve brushed off
Tree bark and moss I gathered
Kept braided in my hair
  
Forever and forever
Swan song
Forever and forever we smile

Your face, each autumn over
I am there and your face