Personal Kharybdis

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    Personal Kharybdis

    It is autumn and the long days of summer sun
    Have slipped through my fingers as so much sand
    Nary a speck of time remains and I am done
    Seeking what I am not sure in this sleeping land

    What thoughts I have had passed on the breeze
    And now empty of thought but still full of hope
    That still there may be upon which to seize
    Something to do giving meaning purpose and scope

    Before me lies a cold and driven sea calling
    While behind falls bountiful harvest beckons
    The sea tempts with out inkling what is befalling
    While the harvest only in cold numbers reckons

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    ginga commented on Personal Kharybdis

    06-14-2009

    I love the rhyming and meter in this one. I also like the narrator's contemplation and meditative quality as the season transitions from summer to autumn. A poem to read many times over! Ginga

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