Featured Poem: Warm Sunday Afternoon, Thanksgiving Weekend

Judy Crystal
Greenwich Branch

 

In Byram Park
West wind whispers, branches dance
Glimpse of sun-burnished water
Through the red and orange leaves
Promise of winter beauty

 

Young man, sweatshirt discarded
Park bench sheltered from the breeze
Eats his brown bag lunch
Unthreatened, summer lingers

 

On the Avenue
Shadows lengthen, dusk approaches
Marking the advancing season
Evergreens in window boxes
Wreaths and roping on the doors

 

Fairy lights glimmer in windows
Stores adorned with Christmas wishes
Coats unbuttoned, couples amble
Turkey dinner afterglow

 

Before the long, cold nights begin

 

Comments

  1. Barb Whitmarsh NLAPW says:

    VERY LOVELY POEM

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TALENT.

  2. Liliana Dossola says:

    I could picture it perfectly
    I love it!

  3. What a romp through the seasonal senses! Beautifully done, Judy. Thank you.

  4. Judy, I love this. You have captured perfectly the languid, happy feel of the day, giving us a memory to cherish as if we had been there. Outstanding use of imagery. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Sara Etgen-Baker says:

    truly Thanksgiving does seem to herald the onset of winter. Thanks for sharing your poem.

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