crashed— in waving fields of grass and little mounds of dust a chunk of cosmic stone—Heaven’s gift made small beside the marble wall the wall well cut, engraved a monument: – ADAM & RACHEL 1912-1912 – to death. and round the restless wind plays dirges unaccompanied deep into the night and beetles creep and […]Read more "The Graveyard"
The earth’s bright glories fade to dark. Beyond— The greater view that daytime never saw: Tonight the drapes of heaven are pulled back To hush the lowly world in speechless awe. ‘Mid bowing grass and silent trees I pause, And cannot help but lift my eyes and gaze Across the endless miles of darkened space […]Read more "Sonnet I"
Picture: Orchard of Stars by Hannah Patterson http://www.silverwebforge.com/image.php?artid=73 – It’s rare when skies are purple and shining and bestarred. While daylight lingers slightly on— the moon shines full unbarred. – It’s rare that daylight mingles with early shades of grey, and mixes up the dark and light. It’s called a Midnight’s Day. – It’s rare […]Read more "The Orchard of Stars"
The night was dark, the air was chill, the moon half shrouded in a cloud; and sitting silent on the hill the pumpkins almost laughed aloud – For farmer Brown (who closed the gate) had gotten focused on a star, and as he gazed in ‘raptured state, had left the wooden door ajar. – Chuckling […]Read more "The March of the Autumn Pumpkins"
A burst of thunder shook the house As lightning pierced the night. Then Johnson looked around and saw No human ones in sight. He moved with stealthy, padded steps Across the room, unseen. While wind howled noisily outside, He stopped and scanned the scene— One candle on the window sill, One curtain swinging free, […]Read more "Ballad of the Parakeets"