Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Poem - Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

Ephemeral truce.
The dark begins
its long winning streak.
But for now
in this disheveled garden
a riot of blowsy flowers
hangs on like a chorus
of aging show girls
still with a few good kicks.
The air is ripe
with seedy perfume
and pleasant lies,
the pomegranate shared
between two mouths.
This is our second harvest,
the corn, the squash,
the reconstructed
memories of summer.
Ceres, comfort us with apples,
with grapes and the wine of grapes.
Wheaten breads are baked
in the shape of the sun.
We savor them
with honey.
It will be a long time
before this golden
moment comes again.

Dolores Stewart Riccio

Happy Mabon, Autumn Equinox and Harvest Home to you and your tribe.
May all good things come to you!


Pienosole said...

Happy Autumn Equinox! :-)

Beth Owl's Daughter said...

Tears in my eyes.. This is so beautiful. Thank you, dear one.

And thank you to Delores who left us with this rich bounty and so much more. ♥

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Thank you...I will carry these words with me today. Happy Autumn Equinox!