This was written for dVerse where Mish has asked us to write a poem based on one of Beverly Dyer’s amazing artworks. Beverly is not only an amazing visual artist, she’s a verbal artist as well. I loved have the opportunity to write a poem using the following watercolor as inspiration. Please visit Beverly’s blog to see her art and read her poems.
Cicada song stirs early September days
while evening’s cricket chorus broadens
unlike sunlight narrowing between wake
and sleep, dreams pervaded: summer play.
The goldfinch clings to swaying stalks
pecking at seeds before undulating flight
cheery melody belying awaiting gray.
The song fades: autumn’s on its way.