Along with stories, I have for most of my life, enjoyed writing poetry. Some ok, some bad, some terrible, and once in a long while, a winner. You be the judge, and please leave constructive feed back.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Evening Thoughts

Evening Thoughts

No stars tonight
Just mottled driven clouds
And a gusty wind
Through tree limbs sighing loud
And the last few glowing rays
of sunset in the west
on one lone cloud
Forlorn,  separate from the rest

Crickets chirp loudly
As if they already know
That summer has passed
And soon they'll have to go
through long frozen months
Barren and silent and cold
As the cycle that is winds down
And the year grows grey and cold

A distant dog
Barks at a distant threat
That is no danger
And hasn't threatened yet
But he's warned it now
And sent it on its way
The dog is alpha and rules his turf
If only for today.

The dew falls
The moisture coats the ground
And the leaves
That are lying all around
The clouds are rolling out
Revealing the timeless stars
That ever seem so close
And ever seem so far

I could lay here
In the dark and breezy night
And listen to its sounds
And watch its shadowed sights
I could close my eyes
And in memories, live till dawn
Of distant places and times
And dreams I used own.

(c) September 21, 2014
     James L Frady