November Poems: Photoists Walk Autumn — Dan Pohl

Time for bugs to find a way inside

Opens the door of cool November

Grass in repose decides to sleep

Low suns cannot help warm

Leaves of Maple, Birch, and Elm

Turn golden, strawberry, orange

Photographers snap the passion

Compositions of earth’s season

Its change through tempered lens

Cautious as DiVinci painted lips

His knowing lips onto Mona Lisa

Setting tender do-si-do shutters

Prospecting deep into prairies

Exploring quiet neighborhoods

People unaware behind windows

As clicks capture a slow silence

And the beauty that surrounds

~ Dan Pohl

Dan Pohl instructs English composition at Hutchinson Community College and lives in Moundridge, Kansas. He has two poetry books in print: Autochthonous: Found in Place by Woodley Memorial Press, 2014 and Anarchy and Pancakes by Spartan Press, 2018. He contributed to, and co-edited, anthologies: 365 Days (2016) and 365 Days Volume 2 (2018) anthologies from the 365 Poems in 365 Days Facebook poets’ page.

November editor, Ronda Miller, is State President of the Kansas Authors Club (2018 – 2019). Her three books of poetry include Going Home: Poems from My Life, MoonStain (Meadowlark-Books, 2015) and WaterSigns (Meadowlark-Books, 2017). Miller lives in Lawrence but returns to wander The Arikaree Breaks of Cheyenne county every chance she gets. Kansas Authors Club.


One thought on “November Poems: Photoists Walk Autumn — Dan Pohl

  1. Dan—I love your poetry and seeing your smiling face in the picture makes me love it even more. “Slow silence”–what a wonderful way to describe this time of year.

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