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Joan Kantor


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I no longer grieve
for the lushness of green
or the brilliance
of orange
yellow
and red

Iíve found††††††
a new perspective

exposed
††††† between naked trees
††††††††††††††††††
I take in the sight
††††† of powder-puffed
††††††††††††† grey and beige hills
††††††† rolling
††††††††††† towards stubbled
††††††††††††††††††††††† golden-brown fields

and see lacy patterns
††††††††††† in the delicate bones
†† of overlapped branches
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† against
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††azure blue
†††††††††† in the unadorned view
† between seasons



This poem first appeared in The†Avocet.
Used here with the authorís permission.

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Joan Kantor lives with her husband in Collinsville, Connecticut.  A college counselor and learning disabilities specialist for many years, Joan also has training in education and marriage and family therapy. Active in a number of poetry outreach efforts, she is a member of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy and collaborates with both visual artists and musicians in Stringing Words Together, an interactive program of poetry and violin music. Her chapbook, Too Close For Comfort, will be published by Aldrich Press later this year. Learn more about Joan at  www.joankantorpoetry.com.

 


Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Totally identified with this one. Wasn't always able to see the beauty in the "unadorned view."
Posted 02/27/2016 02:34 PM
Jo:
Lovely. A reflective time.
Posted 02/27/2016 02:08 PM
erinsnana:
Nice!
Posted 02/27/2016 11:58 AM
Jancan:
Yes, each season has its special beauty. Lovely poem Janice
Posted 02/27/2016 09:45 AM
cork:
Bare bones beauty!
Posted 02/27/2016 09:21 AM
ElizabethP:
This is a wonderful poem; can see it all. Thanks.
Posted 02/27/2016 08:59 AM
KevinArnold:
Fine poem.
Posted 02/27/2016 08:37 AM
vscholtz:
A lovely take on this time of year. We can see deeply if we look. Thanks.
Posted 02/27/2016 08:13 AM
JanetruthMartin:
I'm so glad for the words she chose to describe a gladness I have often felt but have never been able to verbalize!. Beautiful!
Posted 02/27/2016 07:27 AM
rhonasheridan:
Delightful .
Posted 02/27/2016 03:39 AM


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