November 12

“The woods is shining this morning

Red, gold and green, the leaves

Lie on the ground, or fall

Or hang full of light in the air still.”

~ from “Grace” by Wendell Berry


The woods is shining this morning

A little bit less from above

A little bit more from below

First hard frost causing the inversion


Red, gold, and green the leaves

Have finally fallen carpeting

The lawn and last year’s leaves

The gold standing out, gleaming


Lie on the ground, or fall

Into the soft piles of leaves

Surrounded by colors, engulfed

By the scent of transition


Or hang full of light in the air still

From branches you’ve climbed to see

The leaves from afar, like you could

When they clung to the canopy


(A Glosa Poem) inspired by

Grace” by Wendell Berry

May 12

(Inspired by) Sunset by Stella Elkins Tyler 1938


Just out of bed she receives some bad news

Devastated she collapses wholly

Deflated she takes the shape of her chair

Sinking deeply until she disappears


Slowly she inflates breathing in deeply

Emerging from the cracks of the cushions

Spine strengthening heart hardening, healing

Soul searching, not looking for answers.


Answers will not change what is the present

Without questions and without answers she

Pulls herself up into her new today

Moving her breath through her new body


It’s the best she can do, breathe in, breathe out

Emerging, strengthening, moving, healing.


( A Lannet Poem)