Vox Populi

A curated webspace for Poetry, Politics, and Nature. Over 16,000 daily subscribers. Over 7,000 archived posts.

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Ode to Autumn

So many colors abandon the earth,

and go skyward to the trees

like origami birds,

scarlet, orange, creased

and folded into the mind

where these paper birds come alive,

the trees quiver a little—

this is where I can

still see you

in these gray branches

with brightly colored

birds that are not birds—envision you

still darning

the heels of Jimmy’s socks

those evenings after school

at the kitchen table when

you’d run your finger down our list—

not here in the duller green

where the last of the pink roses

are browning on the vine,

and along the fence,

your favorite lilies, wilted,

and everywhere

the hungry bees.

Copyright 2018 Sally Bliumis-Dunn. From Echolocation (Plume Editions/MadHat Press, 2018)

Photograph by Bill Pevlor

One comment on “Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Ode to Autumn

  1. Barbara Huntington
    November 24, 2021

    “Creased and folded into the mind”

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


This entry was posted on November 24, 2021 by in Environmentalism, Poetry and tagged , , , .

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 16,092 other subscribers

Blog Stats

  • 4,683,906 hits


%d bloggers like this: