End-Of-Summer Light



photo by Josh Scholten
photo by Josh Scholten



For today, I will memorize
the two trees now in end-of-summer light

and the drifts of wood asters as the yard slopes away toward
the black pond, blue

in the clouds that shine and float there, as if risen

from the bottom, unbidden. Now, just over the fern—
quick—a glimpse of it,

the plume, a fox-tail’s copper, as the dog runs in ovals and eights,
chasing scent.

The yard is a waiting room. I have my chair. You, yours.

The hawk has its branch in the pine.

White petals ripple in the quiet light.
~Margaret Gibson “Solitudes”






photo by Kathy Yates
photo by Kathy Yates



2 thoughts on “End-Of-Summer Light

  1. Your photography has really evolved, so lovely. Because of that, I am sorry to have to comment on the lesser artistic… Love the hind view of the corgi train.


  2. Lovely thoughts of nature’s autumnal change, preserved in words and in photos…on the brink of a new scene to blow in and provide us with its own stark, cleansing beauty. (Hope it will be gentle.)

    Like the shot of the ‘senior’ sentry in a teachable moment for the new ‘kid.’ Homer seems to be paying attention.


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