Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem #72: After Evening

After Evening

On this perfumed 

night, frogs chirp, 

in place of cricket song.

No fireflies, but slender 

yellow columbine 

hovers and trembles 

in the dying blue light; 

and tweed-hued warblers 

seek the rennet, 

tried and tested favorite 

of all the birds who find 

our sunburned feeders.

Have you never understood

the stillness 

after evening's dither 

or risked the 

knowing empress-breath 

of tulip and plum, 

struck soundless 

by languid wonder?

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six

Photo: Steve Voght


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