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Jana Kalina


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With every falling petal
The plum branches
Grow older
 
With
the season changing
moods change as well,
every leaf
floats away —
carrying with it
loss
in all its subdued colours;
falling into sorrow
the last rose
petal curls brown.
The birds are busy
and resident squirrels, too
caching booty
while
plum juice ferments
for winter’s rejoicing
even though
bare
branches and wrinkles
begin to look the same —
gnarled and twisted
by the passage
of
time
as days
grow
older
 
 
© by Jana Kalina.
Used with the author’s permission.
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Jana Kalina was born in Bohemia (in the Czech Republic), spent her childhood in Australia and Canada, then traveled and lived in Europe as a young adult. After earning degrees in sociology, psychology and applied communications,she worked as a freelance writer/photographer, but eventually chose a career in social services and education. Today Jana lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and two wonderful, but uncooperative, wired-haired basset hounds. She is working on a book manuscript.


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judithc:
Evocative...of all our autumns.
Posted 10/06/2012 09:18 AM
Eiken:
Beautiful Jana, love the imagery.
Posted 10/06/2012 04:21 AM


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