Archive for August, 2012

Ancient Knowing

Christine is hosting Poetry Party #59 at the Abbey ~  The Threshold of Summer.  Come share the fun!


Summer’s delights are many:
   the sweet drone of the cicadas
   a canoe winding its way down the river
   trees heavy with green, lush leaves
   the smell of long-awaited rain
   sidewalks alive with children and chalk and bicycles and bubbles
   fireflies dancing a midsummer’s pageant

Each of these and more fill the summer’s nights and days
But this year, with simplicity and ease,
   it is the plaintive song of the loon
      that opens my heart
Calling forth the ancient knowing of all creatures
Beckoning all who listen to pause, and



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