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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

unfolding the day


September 23 - September 27 Week 31/72


at dawn

the great blue heron shared

lessons of leaning into the day

greeting it with the patience

of a woolly bear slowly setting out

seeking safe haven from the cold months to come


by midday

necklaces of goldenrod blooms draped about the yard

add a colorful garnish to bouquets of white asters

and the fading flower spikes of sacred basil

golden gems of color that will soon be secreted away

beneath a cloak of fallen leaves


in the still of the night

the Big Dipper provides comfort in

it's consistency as it pours encouragement

out onto the wings of migrating geese

flying unseen in the darkness while calling

softly to each other of the journey ahead

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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Sep 28, 2020

Why don't I proofread? Must be the FIRE ANT bites!!

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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Sep 28, 2020

Here we are again in parallel space!! My Viet Nam pals got together a couple of days ago for a camp-out in Linda's back yard. In the morming, we walked over to a bog lske on her property and there was your blue heron!!! Raking leaves later in the day, I saw your caterpillar. Waynmo has been mentioning the goldenrods I planted several years ago onnthe porch by the front door. Still, I will always think of this as the segment of gire ant bites!!! I ordered emu oil this morning.


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