Orion in the East

By: EarlB , 11:39 PM GMT on September 28, 2012

I saw it coming
A week before it arrived.
There was a quiet presence about it:
Murderous crows called
From steps away
But sounded miles off,
Stars shone in darker skies,
The brown leaves of the corn
Hung silently like the arms
Of forlorn souls.

The calendar caught up
And Autumn arrived
Right on time.
Temperatures dropped,
Crickets chirred
From deep in the woods
And from the comfort of deep leafy duff,
In the morning's light
The heavy dew looked like frost.
But, that will come on it's own, and soon enough.

Orion is in the east
And I'm in heaven.

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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:06 AM GMT on October 14, 2012
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4. EarlB
1:25 AM GMT on September 30, 2012

it's good to hear from you again! it's been a long
time. i think often of our repartee what seems so
long ago.

cal and pat,
i wondered if "our" constellations mattered to
anyone anymore. do children learn about them in
schools now?? i always thought it special that
there beings up there watching us. i too look for
orion each year... i was born in december, and
always considered orion MY special character. he's big enough to share, to be sure!
thanks all for your comments.


ps pat, a beautiful shot of orion. did you take
the photo?
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3. Patrap
12:03 AM GMT on September 30, 2012
.."They call me the Hunter, that's How I got my name"...

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2. calpoppy
10:56 PM GMT on September 29, 2012
I wish it would come sooner for us too, but come the middle of October there eill be a chill in the morning air and leaves will start turning.

Lovely poem, Orion always reminds me of winter. I feed the chickens in the morning darkness and always look up to see Orion watching me.
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1. shoreacres
12:07 AM GMT on September 29, 2012
Just beautiful. We're lagging as always, but the flocks of grackels are traveling with red-winged blackbirds now. The season's turning - as you say, it will come on its own,and soon enough.
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