Sonnet for July Full Moon

Hail. lady Moon, as goldenrod scatters
droplets of dew and granules of pollen,
mirroring spires of yellow mullein.
Rafter of turkey toms clangs and clatters
across field, seeking new hiding quarters.
After summer lightning, oak is fallen.
Stream thins and slows, its watercourse sullen.
Vixen frets crow to feathers and tatters.
Trillium wears green anonymity
beneath jewelweed, above marigold,
and alongside maple-leafed viburnum.
Boletus fruits through close humidity,
to medicate maples already old,
with blessings gleaned from wren spine and sternum.

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