Autumn Dusk, for d’verse


Stuttering winds blow across

Clouds tinted by the failing sun.

Brittle air softens,

Now a faded blue–

Shade of an old man’s watery eyes.

A late flock of Sandhill cranes lift off,

Pale bodies blending in the

Twilight with legs

Flowing dark streamers,

Their celestial cries fall to


 A harsh, chiding rain.

The trees in the valley

Are massed in darkness

As waning light leaches

Color from nature,

Creeps from field to hillock

And all below prepares for the

Rising of the Corn Moon.

Even frogs in the pond

Listen between croaks

For the intention of the night.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

6 Responses to “Autumn Dusk, for d’verse”

  1. petrujviljoen Says:

    So, so beautiful Jane!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ladynyo Says:

    Hello Petru! Hope you are fine….healthy …avoiding covid. We got it two weeks ago…miserble summer cold like. Ugh.


  3. petrujviljoen Says:

    So sorry! I’ve been very lucky. They’ve just lifted all restrictions here but I’m wary and will continue to be as careful as possible! Hope you’re fully recovered by now!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ladynyo Says:

    I am glad you have avoided this virus…like a bad summer cold for those of us vaxxed. I wouldn’t want to try this virus without shots. Finally over it….2.5 weeks. Good to hear of you! xox


  5. petrujviljoen Says:

    Be well Jane! You walking properly now I hope?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ladynyo Says:

    walking better
    still with canes and walkers but this is progress. the treadmill daily helps build strength and muscles!


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