Equinox

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Virgo greets Libra,
pinion of the solstices
holding in tension
summer light and winter dark
a truce between them

tides mock ebbing sap
harvest moon a memory
echoes of dancing
in barns crammed with tarnished stalks
severed from quick grain

birds seek the high wires
melodies upon a stave
designed to carry
messages of other sorts
of hope purged of pain

the season's foils come
spinning down in gales a-whirl
deep-tinctured hues of
the Renaissance period
an eloquent twist

mortal senses pique
at summer's reckless reprise
while subtle odours
of decay spike mists filming
a pumpkin-gold sun

Earth already boasts
proliferant mysteries
flagging the far side
of the arc with lustrous jade
blades of next year's wheat

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Anonymous on Sunday, 21 December 2014 05:56

Virgo greets Libra. They tell me I'm both. An opening line like that will get my attention. Another verbal rhapsody I'll need to return to.
One or two readings aren't enough.

Virgo greets Libra. They tell me I'm both. An opening line like that will get my attention. Another verbal rhapsody I'll need to return to. One or two readings aren't enough.
Rosy Cole on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:30

So you're on the cusp, Charlie... :)

Thank you. And enjoy!

So you're on the cusp, Charlie... :) Thank you. And enjoy!
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