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Dream of a Spring Reprise

Wednesday, 19. January 2011 21:00

the enso

Limbs of green, yellow, and red leaves.

"Leaves Turning" by marlowe

the poem

While our hair grays, your leaves blush,
turning redder by the day, hanging onto branches
that no longer support you. With each strident gust
Old Man Winter blows through your boughs,
another dozen leaves fall to their deaths,
curling with rigor mortis before the browning begins,
catching between yellowed blades of grass that dream
of a spring reprise. For you, there is no such thing.
You were destined to give up all of your children,
and prepared for separation at the first frost.
Bare, you will stand witness to the cruelty
these seasons can wrought, until the snow
caresses your limbs like a long-lost lover.

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A Speck of Promise

Tuesday, 3. August 2010 20:00

the enso

A crescent moon in between pink crepe myrtles

detail from "Venus and the Moon" by Mark Hiebert

the poem

Like life, light often ends
before the shine is realized, stretching
further than you anticipated. The moon,
in its full expression, is a circle
or so you have been told. Peeking
between the crepe myrtle branches, you see
a drop of milk spilt on the twilight sky.
You replay the childhood stories of men
who lived on pearls of cheese in space.
No, you say, it cannot come to this: a speck
of a promise almost lost.

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