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The Waning of September
Glen Sorestad


Blustery wind whisks yellowed leaves
from elm and aspen, strews at random
like fast food containers in a parking lot.
Above the rumble of work-bound traffic,
distant whimpering calls of Snow Geese;
against overcast I cannot see them.
September’s fluster of falling leaves
is the first marring of this acrylic landscape,
as summer shifts and makes way for autumn.

© by Glen Sorestad.
Used with the author’s permission.


Glen Sorestad is a Canadian poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, anthologist, and public speaker. Author of over twenty books of poetry and many short stories, his work has appeared in more than sixty anthologies and textbooks. His latest book of poems is Hazards of Eden: Poems of the Southwest(Lamar University Press, 2015) Sorestad served from 2000-2004 as Saskatchewan’s first Poet Laureate and has given public readings of his poetry in every province of Canada, as well as in the U.S. and many parts of Europe. In November of 2010, Glen was inducted into the esteemed Order of Canada for his lifetime of outstanding literary achievement, dedication to his community, and service to his nation. Glen lives in Saskatoon; learn more about him here.


Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Love the comparison of the fallen yellow leaves to "fast food containers in a parking lot."
Posted 09/27/2015 12:20 PM

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