December 5, 2010

A Happy Thought

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Dance of Days
by Becky Butcher Burks

Sing silvery soft rain
Down upon my garden
To make the flowers tremble
And send forth petaled joy
A bloomy exuberance
That leaves me light-headed
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Spin silky strands of sunshine
And lay them gently across the land
Golden afternoons filled           
With dancing light and shadow
Souvenirs of short summer days
That disappear all too soon
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Write strong harvest wind-poems
Sonnets to shake the leaves from the trees
Blustery days that take my breath away
Followed by frosty nights full of moon
The smell of wood-smoke reminds me
This is the winding-down time
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Think deep quiet snow-thoughts
Until the flakes come thick and fast
Finding every crack and crevice
Before the blue-white twilight falls
Leaving the whole world
Like a page not yet written upon

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