Thursday, June 04, 2009

Snow falling, heat rising and leaves scattering

Originally uploaded by monpon.

After the snow stops falling
And the April rains have come and gone
Moss grows soft in dry brown forests

After the heat has settled
And the humidity weighs down
Dry fields crackle and bake

When leaves brighten
And the Harvest moon shimmers
Fat apples drop soundlessly

When the earth stiffens
And dry leaves scuttle off
Bare branches startle

Then I may remember
In bits and pieces
The things that came before:
The snow falling, the heat rising and the leaves scattering.

(text by me for handmade concertina book: coffee and ink dyed paper, text printed on cotton, stitched and hard-bound)