to savour fresh air, to work, hum, take naps
thankful for love and absence of pain
for surprising rays of sunlight
that leap over dappled clouds
glinting dying colours
a simple peace this
a landing place
to choose thoughts
Many thanks to Annika Perry who recently wrote two etherees and invited others to give it a try. This is a reverse etheree with the following syllables-per-line count: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Recently I told Annika that I am not doing syllabic poems these days (other than Japanese forms) but I’m finding myself going through a kind of ‘phase’ lately and thought I would give the form a try.
This weekend is Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada, with Thanksgiving Day being on Monday.