In celebration of my 65th birthday in October, I’m going to post a couple of poems – given that I still want to be a poet when I grow up. Also in October, to celebrate getting Social Security Retirement, I’m going to be more social than usual for a dyed-in-the-wool introvert.
I will be giving a public reading entitled WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: SPIRITUAL POETRY FROM EASTERN AND WESTERN TRADITIONS — with a few of my own poems on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Moon Lake Community Library, located at 5866 E River Road in Mentone, Ala. 35984 (256-634-4113). I hope you all will come from the East and West Coasts, or at least the same county, to hear it.
I hope the library attendees, and my readers here, will like the poems.
I will go back to my more helpful posts next time.
Following, you will find “Asking the Important Questions” – Part II.
Thanks for your support.
The sumac announces the truth
with its first flush of red.
In the evening the Canadian geese
say it loud and clear.
The cicada’s mournful singing
announces summer’s end.
Nature tells itself when it is
time to let go.
Lovers should have such clear
changing colors and sounds.
Cold husbands and wives would
know when to head South.
We’d fly in formation right into
the warm wind of the future.