Saturday, August 30, 2014

Golden Maple--Poetry on the Bus Project 2014

One of my poems has been selected for the Poetry on the Bus Project 2014! I'm so excited. This a poem that I wrote in Japan, where I thought of home a great deal. :) The photo was taken at Hachiojo Festival on Ginko Odori (Avenue). So, yes, it's of a ginkgo and not a maple, but it is golden, n'est pas?

Here's the poem:

Golden  Maple

A dry autumn breeze
plays in the branches
of our golden maple.

I gaze to the east and pray
for rain, a light, restorative

I watch the silhouette of trees
billowing above
our rooftop,

while morning light paints
the sky peach and cream,

a revelation.