Tag Archives: Autumn

Autumn in Aotearoa / New Zealand

Two poems of the autumn season in Aotearoa New Zealand. AUTUMN MORNING Heather Kelly White frost on the lawn. Bright sun shinning in a cloudless sky. Many sparrows chattering in the mulch feeding the tree. Little man-made noise intrudes on … Continue reading

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September Lament

The frayed end of September is raining out of clouds gray and hung low as urban clothesline near the elevated trains. The traffic on slick pavement is a soft percussive. Dogs come in from walks smelling of wet fur and … Continue reading

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Prayer for small things of autumn — the acorn, the vote

My mother, Elizabeth Snider, was a very quiet and simple woman, often over-shadowed by her dynamic and gregarious husband, Russell. Liz died last year on October 18. Her ninety-third birthday would have been October 21. She was born before women … Continue reading

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A Gathering Prayer On A First Autumn Morning, September 24, 2012

In the northern hemisphere we have just shifted into autumn. Here is a First Nations prayer from Canada to begin the season. The photograph below is from Matthew. Note fromĀ  R. Matthew Stevens As a person of Aboriginal heritage I … Continue reading

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