A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

End of Summer 2019

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In case you missed it, yesterday was Earth, Wind & Fire Day, affectionately named because their song “September” immortalized the 21st night of September in our memories. Humming the song throughout the day on Saturday forced me to recognize how close we were to fall. Not that that autumn’s arrival is a surprise this year. Swaths of leaves have turned golden or red, proof that they have already caught “the fever” as a I like to call it.

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Snacks for the Four Chairs & a Bench writers

On this last day of summer, the temperature is holding steady at 85 degrees Fahrenheit. A pleasant breeze drifts through my open window. My fellow writers have assembled around the table for another writing session. Today’s group featured a writer from the various rooms of my life—college, tango, my MFA program, and the MassPoetry scene.

I wrote two new poems for an art salon next week on the theme Majestic

The other poems I’ll share are from my 2015 trip to Utah when I visited Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. Here are the photos that inspired the poems:

 

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and strategy/data guru living in Massachusetts.

2 thoughts on “End of Summer 2019

  1. A lovely treat on a lovely Sunday. Thank you… and my first introduction (in Mass Poetry)to someone who also knows of their Salem ancestor. Mine died a few days before her hanging date. As you can tell, I’m browsing through every corner and enjoying myself no end. A letter has been in the back of my mind for months now… and like all the others, hasn’t been put on paper yet. It will come, eventually. Thank you, thank you for not giving up on me.

    On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 3:43 PM A Poet’s Double Life wrote:

    > poetsdoublelife posted: “In case you missed it, yesterday was Earth, Wind > & Fire Day, affectionately named because their song “September” > immortalized the 21st night of September in our memories. Humming the song > throughout the day on Saturday forced me to recognize how close” >

  2. Pingback: Where I Am Today | A Poet's Double Life

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