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Nature Poem about Earth’s Sun Cycle Seasons

It is nearly August. While spring in the northern hemisphere feels like a time to restore sunshine levels, late summer feels like a time to store up for the winter. Here’s a Folding Mirror poem with that theme:

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Preparing for Summer Departure, No Time for Laughter

Two days left of July
yesterday,
the sky seemed to cry.

August, the last summer month
northern,
does the sun think we’ve had enough.

September and October last
breaths,
warm winds keep winter at bay.

our star doesn’t really leave, it’s our planet’s circling weave

It’s the south’s turn to face
inwards,
Australasia and Africa tilt.

Our annual repetitive cycle space planetary gravity
journey,
365, and a quarter days.

Colourful leaves before snowy scenery
tomorrow,
six months before next spring.

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Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

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Summer Solstice Poem Celebrating Natural Life

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem celebrates summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. Marc isn’t a practising pagan; he’s a perfect one (only joking).

So he wasn’t too bothered about celebrating the summer solstice, and especially as greenygrey weather dominated, but then he heard birdsong this morning, and that gave him the idea for this poem. Here it is:

Summer solstice at Stone Henge
Summer solstice at Stone Henge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer Solstice, Natural Celebration

I didn’t witness
sun setting
at its latest
time
of what we now know
as a year
from
standing stones
transported
over land and water
in a different world
to what we know now

sensing ancestor spirit, experiencing living reality

but I did hear singing
of a special kind
from tree and sky
flying
through thermals
up
in the air
dawning in what we call
morning
light of earliest
bird awakening
preceding prehistoric humanity

Korimako (Bell Bird) singing
Korimako (Bell Bird) singing (Photo credit: theirishkiwi)

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).