October 21, 2017
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Sonnet: Earth & Sky

By Jack Daw, Special to the BDN

When seeds fly goldenrod & ragweed
Racing driven wind like birds
Across the sky, and sky like blue
From north wind water upward through
The clear & resonant air of fall
Reflects September seas,
The floods of summer cool in breezes;
Winter is a dark & reckless thing.

Reflections from the fluent earth
In tones immerse the clouds & burst
With measures warmer than the summer sun,
For you by sanctifying air
Reward irradiations field & straw
Resuming seed & leaf. The frost now thaws.

Jack Daw grew up near Portland and escaped to Waldo County in the late 1980s.

 


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