Autumn Palimpsest

to Marina Nicolaev

by Luminita Suse

Another V of birds calligraph their flight
through the ideogram of the day
unravelling shadows across the sky
retouched with wintry moon grin

Maples ignite insanely
and mesmerized crickets
drown in the liquefying amber
as if honey lurks from summer’s lingerie
and you tell me to be keep cool?

Autumn coagulates the haemorrhage of leaves
into smears on the earth’s palimpsest
abbreviating signs of passage
in glyphs for the winter’s evangel

Published in Ascent Aspirations AguaTerra Anthology, 2007


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