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The Last Day in September

Story ID:6499
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2B2 Canada
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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The Last Day in September

The Last Day in September

when leaves parade before an Autumn
wind sheep shuffling hooves to pens
baaing for grain trees dressed
in Poplar and Fir surrounding us
a kaleidoscope of feathers scuffling
from one feeder to another
woodcutter’s birch in scattered
heaps dogs slumbering
within familiar sounds and I marvel at
the stillness now llamas are
trotting to a new patch of grass
Dexter cattle mooing happily as they
bend and chew a donkey’s harsh
braying my lady and I watching
and listening on an afternoon
of one sunny Alberta day.

© Richard L. Provencher

Originally published March 2008
in Creekwalker – Carlsbad CA