Leaves on the spent canes of the
boysenberry vine crinkle and fade,
while congregations of Concord grapes
swell with purple sweetness.
Into the green globes hanging from the persimmon tree
an orange stain begins to creep.
Slowly the garden is bending towards autumn.
it surrenders its greenness willingly.
In a long, languid season
of praise for the light
it consents to the coming darkness.
May I join my voice to this
reach for candle and cup,
and trust in the secret gifts
the roots know
in the belly of the earth.
Title from “To Autumn” by John Keats
2 thoughts on “The Last Oozings”
Once again–you have brought me to paying a closer attention to the natural turning of the season….
I especially liked the “unlike me section and the “congregation of concord grapes”!
Beautiful language , my dear!
Thank you to a writer who knows her way around words!