Rich spiced residues…

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Fall Song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,

the uneaten fruits crumbling damply
in the shadows, unmattering back

from the particular island
of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere

except underfoot, moldering
in that black subterranean castle

of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds
and the wanderings of water. This

I try to remember when time’s measure
painfully chafes, for instance when autumn

flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing
to stay – how everything lives, shifting

from one bright vision to another, forever
in these momentary pastures.

Mary Oliver
I’ll be away from my blog for about a week. I look forward to catching up with you when I return. In the meantime, I hope you relish whatever particular delights this time of year offers in your part of the world!
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Kim Klassen dot Com

15 thoughts on “Rich spiced residues…

  1. I love those autumn images — crisp and beautiful. And, being a long time fan of Mary Oliver, this is one of her poems I don’t recall having read — it’s as beautiful as your photos

  2. I love mary Oliver . She is on my Christmas list. Such great photo’s, especially the macro leave. I think I’ll take mine for a walk today.
    Enjoy your week away.

  3. I love the macro in that third image, it’s so rich with lovely textures. Such a lovely Fall Song by Mary Oliver. Autumn colours: “momentary pastures” describes it beautifully!

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