Sunday, December 10, 2017

Demeter’s Sorrow

Autumn arrives in red-leaved clusters
creating its own frisson, breath suspended,
pontoons adrift,

gathering pockets of earth unto herself
cradling each,
a palette of promised renewal, veiled
by unshed tears.

Demeter sadly holds out dying grasses
toward the evening’s whisper of winter,
the time of waiting, the donning of white down,
eclipsing the sun
until shoots of spring herald joy’s return.

Audrey Howitt copyright/all rights reserved 2017

originally published in Greek Fire, Lost Tower Publications,

ISBN 13 978-1508589853

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

39 weeks

winter blooms
sending cool thoughts
to heated days

we wait
turn clocks

a light in the window
at dusk

i begin again
to cover you
when you arrive

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017

We are counting down days before my older daughter gives birth to Max--I will be a grandmother!

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