Even when tears are there
in the pit of your stomach,
they are sometimes deeply and painfully stuck
while your sad face goes on creasing and cringing up.
It’s like furrowed ground
turned over and under in late summer,
as we wait for noisy Gulls to dip and drag the worms
in their wild, wet beaks; shrieking in flight.
And the days draw in, pulling down the dark
as if into the blood lines of your heavy heart.
Horse Chestnuts roll out of broken shells, gleaming brown
and you remember Spring, like dawn, always comes again,
however rough the night has been.
I felt led to write a Haiku Triptych this morning as it feels decidedly cooler these last few days. For me there is sadness yet also an inner glow of contentment as the ‘bigness’ of life has chance to settle for a while and the Spirit to revive.
Sunday After Summer
My grieving over loss
takes me by surprise again.
Summer’s brief visit.
Sunday Before September
Darkness drawing in
fireside chats, warm socks and tea.
of light, stand back for stillness.
Leaves curling, turning.
Soon, swish-crunch under foot as
summer slides away.
Cold months in view come too soon;
hibernation seems fitting.
Photographer: Sandra Bortocha