September Tears

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    September Tears

    September leaned into fall
    clinging to the remnants
    of summer's warmth
    remembering the distant blooms of spring's color collage.

    September resisted fall's
    persistent march toward winter
    a deceiving warm invitation to
    a cold death
    costumed in ice and snow.

    September announced change
    to earth's seasons
    its harvest rains preparing life's fruit
    of blood, sweat, and tears for picking.

    September called to us
    and its night sky planets aligned
    the moon rose and moved
    east to west
    while mars traveled
    its easterly course.

    September offered up memories
    of seasons past and lost
    as it rained
    surrendered its future
    by marking the end
    by its rain.

    September declared change in
    its winds and skies
    and it rained
    to wash the land
    and like tears
    cleanse the soul
    and like rain
    wash away the dust
    of a hot, dry season.

    September tears rained
    upon us as we celebrated
    the ripened fruit
    of our lives and bodies
    and hungrily consumed
    the fresh produce
    of what we lovingly tendered.

    Like harvest rains
    mixed with dirt and sweat
    September tears came
    bitter and salty at first
    leaving a thirst for something more
    the reward of a good harvest and
    a long Indian Summer before
    winter's first chill.

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    HarverTomsson commented on September Tears

    06-03-2009

    "Mars traveled its easterly course" is this a metaphysical revelation or are you merely describing a perception due to relativity? The planets all rotate in their orbits around the sun in the same direction. Over all, the message is clear that some of life's realities cause sorrow even in a time of plenty.

    Weatherstone

    06/04/2009

    Thanks for reading "September Tears". You caught the subtle description I was attempting in "Mars traveled its easterly course"! I thought that may be a bit to subtle when I put it in there. But, in the end, I kept it in there because I thought it showed really well the relative movements of two bodies together/towards each other and the perception that draws for us - often contrary to reality as we know it.

    ivecute77 commented on September Tears

    11-24-2008

    your good at this type of poems, keep them coming

    Vincent commented on September Tears

    11-23-2008

    Good poem, I enjoyed the read.

    Weatherstone

    06/03/2009

    I'm really glad you enjoyed "September Tears". I've posted some new poetry and would love for you to take a look at them if and when you have the time.

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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