For the entire month of October, Horvath featured poems written specifically about the individual works of art--ekphrastic poetry. I urge you to read through some of last month's entries.
This month A Poem a Day is celebrating
the "old drama" that takes place every November. At times, we will take note of specific dates on the calendar.The poem "November" by Linda Pastan, provides the inspiration for the month:
We begin with reminders of our membership in the community of those who have gone before us. Later, we honor the memory of those who died for our liberty and freedom, and we offer our thanksgiving for all we have received.
It is an old drama
this disappearance of the leaves,
this seeming death
of the landscape.
In a later scene,
the trees like gnarled magicians
out of empty branches.
And we watch.
We are like children
at this spectacle
as if one day we too
will open the wooden doors
of our coffins
and come out smiling
all over again.
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