Augurs, 12x16 oil on paper, ©V.Plut©

Close the door on September
and welcome dark days
when black clouds and crows call
to us from the beyond of October

Corn and soybean shine like
bright autumn candles
till blackness crawls over the land
snuffing out summer row by row

The fall wind picks up its pace —
time to gather
and harvest in darkness
what was sown in light

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