Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Clouds Roll In

Driving back home the clouds are heavy and the wind is blowing.


INDIAN SUMMER

Cool air carries a gentle sweetness.
Grass lies dark under gray skies heavy with rain.
The hot dry days of summer
have given way to that break in the weather
that signals the beginning of Autumn.
There may be a few more hot days
but the season has changed.

For awhile the rains will come
to fill the ponds and refresh the gardens.
Then it will clear and begin
what in Oklahoma is called Indian Summer.
Day after day of bright warm days and cool crisp nights.
Days that call for football, and long quiet walks,
and cookouts under the Oak trees.

(tg)

2 comments:

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Looks straight out of a Stephen King novel!

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Is it frightening?