Fall Carnival

Young love, what it felt like. A clear Autumn day – Golden leaves, a blue sky, the bright carnival way; At fourteen years old with my very true love A large crowd around us, a few clouds above The roar and the music, the beautiful girl, My mind in a passion, my heart in a whirl … Continue reading "Fall Carnival"


Half-frozen mud, cold bracing air A wind that makes my neck aware That leaves torn from the tree will die These poor gray strays who tumble by And like the ghostly light I seek The morn recedes behind the line Only of chance to risk a peek At drifting lives Like yours And mine   … Continue reading "Aware"

I Once Knew Everything

I once knew everything, but now, I only know the autumn rain: The world is so much simpler, There is far less to explain I don’t think it was vanity, I’m pretty sure I knew it all: But now, my only kinship is With raindrops as they fall One might think I had lost a … Continue reading "I Once Knew Everything"
I hear the ocean call in fall – For others, it’s a summer thing – But me, it’s water that I seek, And not merely the sunshine Another sort of teeming world That comes to life again in fall, The way that I do, every year, When all the swelter’s passed I’ll head out to … Continue reading ""

Dreams and Autumn

The autumn turns to gold and green, The winter stays at bay, There’s mist upon the meadowside, And breeze to kiss the day; There’s music in his very soul, His senses sharp and keen — He sees, and knows the world seems right,     But what does it all mean? He heard her crying … Continue reading "Dreams and Autumn"

autumn turns

autumn turns to icy winter; hopes first fall then lie there frozen, mid the snow: there to rue how autumn turned autumn turns and twists unnoticed; we who watch sit silent knowing it’s our turn: knowing winter comes for us