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Joan Kantor


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I no longer grieve
for the lushness of green
or the brilliance
of orange
yellow
and red
 
I’ve found      
a new perspective
 
exposed
      between naked trees
                  
I take in the sight
      of powder-puffed
              grey and beige hills
        rolling
            towards stubbled
                        golden-brown fields
 
and see lacy patterns
            in the delicate bones
   of overlapped branches
                                 against
                                       azure blue
           in the unadorned view
  between seasons



This poem first appeared in The Avocet.
Used here with the author’s permission.

 

 

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Joan Kantor lives with her husband in Collinsville, Connecticut.  A college counselor and learning disabilities specialist for many years, Joan also has training in education and marriage and family therapy. Active in a number of poetry outreach efforts, she is a member of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy and collaborates with both visual artists and musicians in Stringing Words Together, an interactive program of poetry and violin music. Her chapbook, Too Close For Comfort, will be published by Aldrich Press later this year. Learn more about Joan at  www.joankantorpoetry.com.

 


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Lori Levy:
Totally identified with this one. Wasn't always able to see the beauty in the "unadorned view."
Posted 02/27/2016 02:34 PM
Jo:
Lovely. A reflective time.
Posted 02/27/2016 02:08 PM
erinsnana:
Nice!
Posted 02/27/2016 11:58 AM
Jancan:
Yes, each season has its special beauty. Lovely poem Janice
Posted 02/27/2016 09:45 AM
Jancan:
Yes, each season has its special beauty. Lovely poem Janice
Posted 02/27/2016 09:45 AM
cork:
Bare bones beauty!
Posted 02/27/2016 09:21 AM
ElizabethP:
This is a wonderful poem; can see it all. Thanks.
Posted 02/27/2016 08:59 AM
KevinArnold:
Fine poem.
Posted 02/27/2016 08:37 AM
vscholtz:
A lovely take on this time of year. We can see deeply if we look. Thanks.
Posted 02/27/2016 08:13 AM
JanetruthMartin:
I'm so glad for the words she chose to describe a gladness I have often felt but have never been able to verbalize!. Beautiful!
Posted 02/27/2016 07:27 AM
rhonasheridan:
Delightful .
Posted 02/27/2016 03:39 AM


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