Saturday, 23 September 2017

Autumn Equinox

The sky above my house is blue,

Timeless, dateless blue that

Beckons, urges, demands

Me to surrender.

I stare above the walls,

The gates with rust encroaching,

The pots of hard-pressed flowers,

To blue sucking me upward.

Thin clouds stretch and bask

In sun-sent rays and daytime

Sky smiles like a lover

Knowing beyond lie mysteries of stars.

I am there. The earth’s truest

Beauty is above the earth,

Calling me upward on this

Rare day of balance, calling me

Up to the infinity of blue.

No earthquake, no tempest,

No hatred, no cancer, no pain.

My spirit soars, is free.

© Charlie Lambert

Say goodbye to summer as sun passes over equator marking first day of autumn

Charlie Lambert is a former journalist and sports broadcaster who turned to a different form of media in 2016 when he started writing poetry. He lives in Liverpool.