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G. Christopher Payne
Half a world away, a northern autumn moon shivers
in anticipation of winter’s plans to cover her hills and
valleys in a cold white blanket. Leaves dance and swirl
to the gusts of fall winds blowing away the residue of
summer’s exhausted, heat faded days.
While a southern sun shines a path to the water’s edge,
where hungry waves cover shallow footprints like watery
hands as the sea rushes back into itself with its imagined
catch. Blue skies and fluffy clouds ruffled by a gentle spring
breeze watch lazy waves coax summer out of her long sleep.
I wrote this for a Challenge on SplashHall Poetry Forum, for a November challenge. I’ve been waiting to show it here and as time has slipped by, it’s not quite seasonal, but I figure that doesn’t matter too much.
The photo of the snow scene has been loaned to me by my friend and fellow poet, Gary. I couldn’t lay my hands on a photo of snow here due to the lack of snow, he kindly came to my rescue. Gary writes Poetry, Haiku and Tanka and I absolutely recommend ya’all taking a look here!