September’s Child

by Bennett Quillen

 

Blossomed forth a Complete Expression

Amid hues of autumnal splendor:

September’s Child.

 

 

                                    Textured with Dogwood’s invitation

                                         To shape a white wreath o’er:

                                                       Missouri’s child.

 

 

                                    Tinged as Eden’s sunset –

                                         Beauty resplendent:

September’s Child.

 

 

                                     Burst forth from

                                           Dew frost melting

                                                      Under the fingertips

                                           Of summer’s lingering grasp:

                                                      September’s Child.

 

 

                                     Expressing the Bluebird’s paean

                                           That ricochets

                                               From

                                                          Ageless

                                                    Limestone

                                                             bluffs:

                                                       Missouri’s Child.

 

 

                                     Imbued with creative, magical

                                           moon …..

                                               dust ….

                                           ‘Neath evening’s cool bowers:

                                                       September’s Child.

 

 

                                     Throughout Eternity —

                                           Her own identity:          

                                                       September’s Child.

 

Bennett Quillen © 1996

 

 

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