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“Poems of Autumn”

September 23, 2018

Kohut-Bartels-LS-19

(Watercolor, Jane Kohut-Bartels, 2003)

Tanka

 

Autumn wind startles,

Lowered to an ominous

Key—Ah! Mournful sounds!

The fat mountain deer listen-

And add their sounds of sorrow.

 

Autumn coming

 

Bullfrogs bellow a different pitch

Autumn’s fast approaching.

And though they soak in a rocky pond

Summer’s heat they can’t escape.

 

Full moon reflects in half-sunk eyes

Perhaps fish mistake the moons of Mars

And in their algaed depth by night

They travel the cosmos past the stars.


 

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

Kohut-Bartels-LS-5b

(Watercolor, Jane Kohut-Bartels, ’03)


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