EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — November Breeze, Conic Hill, Kitchen Tao

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.

 

November Breeze

 

The hummingbird alit on the tip top point

of the swaying fir tree

 

She looked like a Christmas ornament

shiny and showy on her perch

 

Maple leaves pirouetted around her spinning

down to blanket the ground with rose and gelt

 

I wasn’t looking out the window for a holiday

but there it was

 

beckoning me toward a season of wonder

free for the taking

 

Cynthia Hénon

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Conic Hill

 

I heard the cows braying

to one another across the glen

saying I know not what

 

and the ravens call

another language

which can’t be deciphered

by my large human brain

 

The willowy wind in the trees

speaking to the grasses

another puzzlement

 

Sure as my ears can hear

I thought I’d been looking at a hillside

full of heather, only to find

more than half of it was bracken fern

turning brown, going to root for winter

 

I listen too for the wordless silence of the stones

but likely I’m wrong about them too

Could be they have deep eonic voices

humming melodies light years beyond my ken

Cynthia Hénon

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Kitchen Tao

 

Refrigerator hums

 

“OM”

 

Buddha of the kitchen

 

All the veggies in the crisper

are grateful

 

Standing in the doorway

buzz of the universe

is audible:

 

spinning dryer

the whirr of the blender

yowl of a hungry cat

 

So lucky we are!

to live life

the panorama of emotions

 

The way ice sticks to your wet fingertips

 

Even the cold is a gift

when compared to nothingness

 

Cynthia Hénon

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Cynthia Hénon is a poet, yoga teacher, and full time Mama. She proudly participates in the monthly EPIC Poetry Group and her work can be found in their recent anthology, Soundings of the Salish Sea. She lives with her family in beautiful Edmonds.

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The EPIC Poetry Group has been in existence for four years. It is open to the members of the public (free of charge) who are interested expressing and improving their poetry writing skills. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Edmonds Library from 6-7:45 p.m.

 

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