Category Archives: Autumn

Slow Soft Flame of Autumn

Wind rolls through these leaves in long exhalations as Atlas labors at the wheel that turns the seasons — now from the last gleam of summer into full autumn. Leaves in maples reflect fires in the furnace that fuels this … Continue reading

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Incantation of the Hollow Moon

The orange gourd rattles in a spectral sky Shadowed shrouds of mist from icy fields fly Heaven’s hollow dome coldly echoes a strange cry Dreams once hopeful wingless by dark stones lie.   _________________ by Kevin Trammel

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Crème Du Halloween

A modest recipe for Halloween (from a previous post). Crème Du Halloween by Kevin Trammel One gob pickled innards, Ten drops black bat glop, An ooze of dead men’s gizzards— Stir, pour, and chop. Add a pinch of spider’s eyes, … Continue reading

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Devil’s Due

Hallowe’en Rhapsody by Kevin Trammel Written while listening to Tartini’s Devil’s Trill The Devil crouches low in the dry moonless field and watches with wide black eyes the dim lights of the house in the wood. Plucking foxtail from his … Continue reading

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Land of the Balrog

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The Raven in the Rain

The rain patters on fallen leaves, Dripping from musty eaves — The call of a raven.

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The Face in the Shroud

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driving

through Indian Summer we drive swirling leaves behind us — death’s glowing portals so near

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Moving Color

A rising breeze like a restful sigh stirs idly the autumn colors

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winter emergence

luminous autumn leaves ascend in fiery silence fleeing ghosts of winter

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signs

bear scat in the orchard — fall’s approaching

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Lughnasadh and Autumn’s Approach – Part 2

looking at the mountain looking at the sea… autumn evening –Kobayashi Issa Could there be a simpler or more sublime invocation of the delights of Autumnal contemplation and reflection than this?  Issa was a master! In part one we visited … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh and Autumn’s Approach – Part 1

“To the beeches of Neldoreth I came in the Autumn. Ah! the gold and the red and the sighing of leaves in the Autumn in Taur-na-neldor! It was more than my desire.” -Treebeard, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien … Continue reading

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