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  November 2015
volume 12 number 2
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  Gary Beck
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  Robin Wyatt Dunn
  Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
  Hedy Habra
  Dave Houston
  Trista Hurley-Waxali
  Robert S King
  Marie Lecrivain
  Emma Lee
  Ron Lucas
  Frank Mundo
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  Angel Uriel Perales
  James G Piatt
  Frank Praeger
  Hattie Quinn
  John D Robinson
  john saunders
  Apryl Skies
  Julia Stein
  Jonathan Taylor
  Amy Uyematsu
  J.T. Whitehead
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James G Piatt
November 2015



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   James, a retired professor, and octogenarian, lives in Santa Ynez, California with his wife Sandy in a replica 1800s eastern farmhouse in the foothills of California. He has had poems nominated for the best of web award, and three times for pushcart awards. He has had four poetry books, The Silent Pond,” (2012), Ancient Rhythms, (2014), Light (2016), Solace Between the Lines, (2019), and over 1,480 poems, five novels, and 35 short stories, published. He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, and his doctorate from BYU.



Another Summer Gone

The Birch tree with brown dry leaves
cites weathered sonnets to the passing
breeze, the waning brook quotes damp
Edwardian poems to the gaudy tree frog
sitting on a limb of a Willow tree singing
Dylan's songs in a raspy voice. The
tree, like us, is shedding its summer
voice and melting into dark words that
vacillate back and forth between warm
and cold, orange and white. The brook
is fading into a rivulet as it meets the
summer's end, and the aging owl with
fading memories heaves a mournful
sound at the day's closing, and I, sitting
under a barren Sycamore tree, weep for
the loss of another summer.

copyright 2015 James G Piatt