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The Sonnet for the Full Moon of October
Hail, lady Moon, as a chill sharpens breeze
And leaf-fall hastens from chestnut and elm.
Gull and crow alone still remain at ease
Both wren and mosquito have fled this realm,
Retreating south, or into patient egg.
Aster forgets her age-old covenant,
Spreads one last violet bloom ere frozen fog
Wraps her in shackles hard as adamant,
A victim of winter’s murderous kiss.
Yet hillsides barter emeralds for rubies
And trade their celadon for topaz bliss.
Rockstar goose leads V of honking groupies
Water snake spends final day under sun,
Engorged with last meal his venom had won.