Saturday, September 25, 2010

September Night / George J. Dance

   
September Night

              Silence
              and a deeper silence
              when the crickets
              hesitate
                        - Summer Haiku, Leonard Cohen


Around the campfire
smell of burning
leaves in
silence.

Crickets serenade
to soothe
the circling dark.
And a deeper silence

swoops down after
a muted splash
quiets the band,
when the crickets

pause – for an instant
nothing rings out like a gong,
for an instant our heartbeats
hesitate.

---
George J. Dance
from September Night [6 poems],
Other Voices International, Vol. 42 (2009)

[All rights reserved by the author - Used with permission]

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