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Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
(2001)

Nash, Edith
Edith's September song,   p. 39


Page 39

Edith's September Song
Single branch reddens
Cold breath of swirling wind
September trembles.
Soft water flows
Quiet air surrounds
Yellow sun in sky.
Watching the sun
Heavy air drifts into me
Make tea now.
As virus multiplies
Rumble in gut
At war with yogurt.
Yellow cottonwood
Foretells the season's changing
Outside my window.
Feeders in shadow
Seeds for waiting birds
Where are my children today?
Wild scarlet, orange and red
Shoot up into eastern sky.
Walking out at six-thirty.
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