I offer the brief text of George Washington’s presidential proclamation that established the first national Thanksgiving holiday, followed by a couple of trailing thoughts for your consideration. Continue reading A George Washington Thanksgiving
Bare, but beautifully austere.
Fading memories decorate the trees,
Stately skeletons of verdant summer,
Ever poised in praise of greener days… Continue reading The Fall Road
Green leaves die as raindrops fall,
Cloudy sky, a dusky pall.
Each leaf a fading memory,
That softly falls without a sound,
And glides in somber reverie… Continue reading Autumn’s Tears
One bird’s bread
is another man’s bane,
even if it looks the same
As something that he ate before… Continue reading One Bird’s Bread
A cheery “Oh!” escapes my lips
as sleepy eye partakes
Of Winter’s first assault on Fall,
my Autumn frosted flakes… Continue reading Winter’s Breakfast
The panther stalks me, out of sight,
shadows slide beneath the trees.
Dark death wears fur, as black as night,
as silent as a graveyard breeze… Continue reading Alien Abduction