Goodbye, Green


Goodbye water lilies, maples leaves, loosestrife and reed,
Goodbye lotus lilies, cattails, cress and pickerelweed. 
Every winter, I’m thankful for hidden roots, bulbs and seed,
waiting, like me, for spring rain, the only mead we need.

Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US! I’m thankful to be eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and green bean casserole. Then a break for Dance, Dance Revolution with my daughter, and the next course: pie and ice cream. If I can still walk afterwards, I plan to watch The Secret of Moonacre, Lupin III or Murder on the Orient Express.

I’m in the home stretch for NaNoWriMo. I’m still thinking of summer, raking fallen leaves, and drinking tea by my radiator. I got out the lemon polish, and my grandmother’s dresser is shining. A little elbow grease is what she’d have called it. I wonder if she would approve of this world of cell phones and billionaires.

Happy Poetry Friday tomorrow! The roundup will be at Carol’s Corner this week.

Have a magical weekend!

Poetry Friday Heron

36 thoughts on “Goodbye, Green

  1. I too miss the green. We are at the tail end of gold here, and then grey, with a some murky green as in moss, mildew and winter grass. But those are never as pretty and hopeful a green as the spring ones. And kudos to you for joining NaNo!

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  2. Glad you have family and good times for Thanksgiving! I am blessed and won’t complain since I am not lonely. For my November birthday, my friend Jenny took me to see “Murder on the Orient Express.” Everyone played their characters well but liked seeing Michelle Pfeiffer and felt Johnny Depp did a unique acting job in his character, kind of gangster like.

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    • I ended up watching Hitchcock. North by Northwest and Rear Window. He was a master of suspense. It’s an education to a writer to watch the way he introduces characters, makes you care and then lets the monsters loose, as Stephen King says. Hope you’re having a good weekend, too, Linda.


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