Monday, October 13, 2014

Asking October (Poem and Painting)

       October: Mountains, Lake, Light- Painting by Kevin Macneil Brown, watercolor on paper, 2014.

 Asking October

How can the hobblebush in autumn
reveal on each leaf 
both frost and flame?

What was it in yesterday’s communion
with a stranger—warm angel in cold
halo of morning—that
pulled my heart wide open?

Why am I at once hollowed-out empty and
fulfilled beyond measure
by the shimmer of leaves on beech, birch, poplar,
the eternal silent thrum
of momentary light?

-Kevin Macneil Brown