Thursday, October 31, 2019

Autumn Late-day Rain-rhapsody

 October's exit is wild and windy!!!
Hold on to your hat!

Wrote this poem while cooking supper as I watched eventide roll/blow in!

Cornstalk-candelabras etched 
on backdrops of grey crepe
Maple-leaf mosaics pressed 
into fall’s grand escape
Rush of silver runnels hiss 
beneath wheels homeward bound
Wind wears holes through woodland’s 
whispers falling to the ground

Autumn's petal-pandemonium
 holds strange allure
Suddenly we want to join them 
on their farewell tour
Early dark is seeping in like 
high-tide, splash by splash
Freeways sparkle like 
a gold and ruby rhinestone sash

Simple supper smells like 
something special (and it is)
Happiness simmers in pots 
and pan-fried promises
Home, however humble feels 
imperfectly complete
Meek prayers burst with pity 
for the pauper on the street

Oft, how oft our eyes are drawn 
to what is fading fast
Like first light that births each dawn 
begins to shape the past
Like the melody that drips 
from seas without a shore
Like the sting of salty stars 
that slip and are no more

© Janet Martin

(I could not post a what's-for-supper blog last Thursday due to helping at a funeral all day)

 This Thursday-what's-for-supper post is one of those non-recipe meals...
brown your beef, add your pick of veggies
(tonight's veggies, green peppers, parsley, garlic, red and white onion)
cook till veggies are almost tender then add tomato-sauce. (I use the one I linked to)
Heat till bubbly then serve on steamed thinly sliced cabbage instead of spaghetti! yummy.

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