This is my first contribution to Fandango’s Friday Flashback. I like the idea of going back and reflecting on what one has written.
Being a leap year this year, tomorrow is the last day of summer.
It will be autumn on the 1st of March in the Southern Hemisphere. Last year I wrote this poem in anticipation of it.
It was summer twenty four hours ago
my skin is still burnished brown
the dawn sun ignites a signal lamp
and spells in code,
My girth is too wide for embrace
but where my wisdom is kept
I am matriarch
alive among sapling and dead wood
I am old, as I am young again
Come closer, yes, closer
hear my autumn song.
a dawn bird
In response to Fandango’s Friday Flashback – February 28