Forest Temple



To some folks

It would seem

Oaks and maples

Reign supreme

In the great

Autumnal forest

Where their fiery

Colors scream,

But I will

Not besmirch

The poor poplar

Elm or birch–

Beneath their

Golden canopies

I feel like

I’m in church


–Photo by me

favorable wind

leaving leaves

the season had ended

the leaves had descended

and I was to rake

them away

so I went out at dawn

to my leaf-covered lawn

when a favorable wind

came my way

now my leaves were

blown high

in the blustery sky

while I leaned on my rake

all the day

and I think that it’s been

quite a favorable wind

but my neighbors don’t

see it that way