Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time and Images 4

Haze Gold

Sun, you may send your haze gold
Filling the fall afternoon
With a flimmer of many gold feathers.
Leaves, you may linger in the fall sunset
Like late lingering butterflies before frost.
Treetops, you may sift the sunset cross-lights
Spreading a loose checkerwork of gold and shadow.
Winter comes soon--shall we save all this, lay it by,
Can we keep all of these haze gold yellows?

-- Carl Sandburg