Autumn Landscape This one feels winter most humble in fall winds stands in craggy patience boldly bare, exposed no hubris leaves cling to rattle summer ghosts No shelter for the one stumbling ‘cross drab fields ‘fore winter’s snowy chill so much still undone Where’s the greening corn? What happened to the sun? One might burn the other for a gift of heat aware it will not last Always there is cold denying is conceit One might end up lying at the other’s feet
The Double Ennead challenge from Saddle Up Saloon host Coleen Chesebro this month is also an ekphrastic challenge, based on Van Gogh’s painting, Autumn Landscape With Four Trees. Thank you Colleen for a fine challenge, though this poem goes over the 99 syllable limit by six. See the 99 syllable version and join the fun at the Saddle Up Saloon.