Monday, September 21, 2009

The Crow Equinox

A crow lands on the window ledge
of a second story window
of an old house. In the back yard
an old dog silently watches.
The crow above the dog is big,
tall as the window’s lower pane.
There is a thin vertical space
between the window and the frame.
The crow squeezes through the thin crack.
It disappears into the house.
The dog outside begins to bark.

The crow is in house.
The dog is barking.

I intended to draw
this as a cartoon

but there are no colors
just the large black bird

just the faded white paint
just the dog so old

he’s only a gray ghost
of his young brown self.

This failed cartoon was intended
to be about love and madness,
about the start of October,
the final day of September.

The crow is in the house.
The dog is barking.

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In 2009 the autumnal equinox occurs
on September 22.

“An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the Sun being vertically above a point on the Equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long.”

Equinox, Wikipedia

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