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Passage

 

November Along the Contoocook

November Along the Contoocook

Passage

At dusk an aura surrounds the moon –

night’s reverie is stirred when

the first snow storm appears

with large flakes falling like

feathers shaken from the heavens.

They evaporate in a warming dawn.

Although the day is mild,

bare branches and white patches

scattered in the deep woods

inspire an undercurrent of feeling

that the season is not steady

and a change will soon arrive.

Lainie Senechal

Autumn Transition

Moonlight Over the Delta A Tribute to Indigenous Artist Shane Pickett

Moonlight Over the Delta
A Tribute to Indigenous Artist Shane Pickett

Autumn Transition

The moon, once masked by leaves,

now shines in silver through

the stark branches of the forest

and shimmers in the river’s swift flow.

At dawn fog obscures the horizon

shifting objects into strange shapes.

The warm autumn afternoon is a bridge

between summer’s sultry heat

and the coming winter’s chilly winds.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have art and poetry in this event – KAJI ASO STUDIO
49th Anniversary Celebration
A SPOT OF BEAUTY
Art, Music & Poetry IN-PERSON: Saturday, Nov. 12th at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
at Kaji Aso Studio, 40 Saint Stephen Street, Boston  and ONLINE: Sunday, Nov. 13th at 7:00pm

Late October

IMG_0170Contoocook – Late October

Late October

The colorful drama of autumn’s

brilliant leaves is fading fast.

Summer’s bounty slowly slips away –

to drift slowly and silently to earth

or to be caught in a breeze and flutter

like a flock of busy butterflies.

Spaces now open where the sun’s glare

glints off the Contoocook’s swift waters

and on cold mornings one sees

smoke rising above chimneys

from fires stoked during the night.

Lainie Senechal

Autumn Wind

 

Autumn Wind

Autumn Wind

Autumn Wind

The thunder storm slowly exits,

while the wind sweeps the sky to leave

only ragged remnants of clouds

and a rustling, like hushed music,

in leaves that are turning color

on trees that line the river’s edge.

The branches glow even more brightly

in the dim light of an ebbing autumn day.

Lainie Senechal

After the Storm

CloudsClouds

After the Storm

The heavens opened

with a burst of raindrops

that blurred the landscape.

As the storm cleared it left clouds

gathered in the setting light.

Over Monadnock they floated -

swirled in strange, eerie

and fascinating shapes.

A time to appreciate the beauty

found in the mountains

and a wish to experience

this singular vision again.

Lainie Senechal

Spring Forward

Pussywillows

Pussywillows

Spring Forward

Nature recovers from winter’s wrath

as vernal floods fill the swamps.

Spring peepers and skunk cabbage emerge

infusing the air with sounds and scents.

The headaches of last season

slowly dissipate with the arrival

of temperate days and an earth

that ruptures with new life.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have paintings and poetry in “Awakening” a Zoom presentation of art, music and poetry by the Kaji Aso Studio on Sunday, April 3rd at 7pm. Go to kajiasostudioevents.com for a link to the program.

Sanctuary #3

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

Sanctuary #3

The snowflakes fly

in early winter air,

lay a white coverlet

over the sparse landscape.

It stills the endless rustle

of dry leaves – brings

a silence and sanctuary

to the unsettled senses.

When the sun returns

it warms the long icicles

which slowly drip from roof.

Although it is not clear

when the next storm

will strike, we can only

wait because the season

has barely begun.

Lainie Senechal

Autumn Breeze

Flurry of Leaves

Flurry of Leaves

Autumn Breeze

The last of the brilliant leaves

fall in autumn’s blustery breeze

that rocks the bare branches.

Only gray lichen remains,

attached to the dark trunks.

Toads have dug deep into soil,

transformed to a torpid state

to avoid freezing temperatures.

The lake remains lively

with many migrating ducks

that dive and feed before

traveling further south.

Lainie Senechal

Red Amaryllis

IMAG0031Red Amaryllis

Red Amaryllis

The amaryllis bulb in window

sprouts fresh, green leaves

and a ruby red bulb

while the wild winter winds

howl through day and night.

A fire in the hearth,

with a woodsy scent

like some special incense,

warms the cold room.

From the decay of season

rises a dream of emerging spring.

Lainie Senechal

Web of Seasons

Scan1Apples with Oak Leaf

Web of Seasons

Leaves have left the trees

and wild turkeys trot

along the edge of fallow fields.

Caught in the web of seasons,

one wishes for a smooth road.

However, the weather brings

a variety of conditions –

sometimes a run of warm days

followed by a blast that

touches to the bone.

One wonders, will the eye

of winter steady this situation?

Lainie Senechal