Happy November

Old man and boy, autumn, Nino's art

Keep this November
with its farewell cry
of wild geese flocks
against the ashen sky,
with rusty gold
beneath the shaking trees,
the smoky air
the rain —
pick all of these
small tales of autumn
that will soon depart,
press them between
the pages of your heart.

For this day too
will join the leaving skein
of days that were,
will never be again.

 

© 2013 Sasha A. Palmer

Image: © 2017 Nino Chakvetadze, reproduced with permission.

Gotta Be

Christ Mocked

Kanye sings
JESUS IS KING
It is 2019
Gotta be austere
To be popular
Gotta be a scholar
Not a carpenter
But the branch broke
And it wouldn’t heal
Till he woke up
Until he kneeled
He’s got the armor now
He will make it
When it’s real it shines
You can’t fake it
It’s in your words
Deeds
Your face
Gotta be
In a state of Grace

Listen: Selah

Image credit: Unidentified artist, Hieronymus Bosch. Christ Mocked. Opaque water-based pigmented and gold paint with black ink on parchment; graphite (estimate) underdrawing. Overall: 6 1/16 x 4 11/16 in. (15.4 x 11.9 cm). Barnes Foundation BF760. No Known Copyright.