June Kalends Sonnet

Brown water surges in cascading flood
over gray rock graved by glacier’s passing.
Woodland fern curves from incidental mud.
Platoons of broght goldenrod are massing.
Mallards break away from broken cover,
and leaves by shape, name seven types of oak.
Laurel bloom droops like forgotten lover;
the year’s wheel turns: one more day, one more spoke.
Sky reflects ripples of zephyr-stilled pond.
Moss weaves a kilim of eleven greens.
Whipporwill and wren share a common bond,
raiding dew-pearled gardens for peas and beans.
Wintergreen thrives in a bed of brown leaves,
but meadows dream of hay in golden sheaves.

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