October 26, 2014

rip van winkling...

photo by Edward Rinaldi ©

 what clouds said to humans in trees

(October 26th. 2 am
a thunderstorm
courier future
comes to pass)

we watched you
eat spent shells
young oak and maple
big leaves
full of rust, reprieves

we saw
your congregants
pan for life here
at our clay bottomed
rain ancient tongue
and groove palaces

we counted
your bend
silhouette rituals
into seasons

the erratics
presided over
the grass, loam
and limestone

we knew
you felt
the Sun
to Earth
a compass light
your luck
need be

we say
you find 
all the ways
we bring
the Moon