Steve Meador is the author of Throwing Percy from the Cherry Tree, a poetry book that was an entrant for a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He is widely published in online and print journals. He has been a real estate broker since the early 1980s and currently lives and practices in the Tampa, FL, area.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Visitors from treeblog, I will be posting several tree related photos and pieces in Feb, beginning with the Feb. 1 post.  Please take a look and leave a comment so that I can visit your place! Thanks.

Fall At Highbanks

Warmth has tilted south
Riverbank shale shares blackness
With a new moon’s face

Saw-edged elm leaves shake
Sprinkle streams with harmless shards
Yellow boats drift free

The odor of oak
Rough bark and rings around heart
Smoke from a chimney

Frost sows new clothing
Vines don a velvet jacket
Sun unzips it all

Cedar waxwings sing
From bare sycamore branches
Echoes stuff the gorge

Ice flavors the air
Soil will harden like amber
Clouds split like white quartz


  1. ahhh, the present awareness of winter time.....

  2. "Sun unzips it all"! Perfect as I sit here watching the sun spread over ice-clad branches. All of it a wonderful, spare image of autumn.

  3. My favorite stanza: "Frost sows new clothing / Vines don a velvet jacket / Sun unzips it all". Fun to read aloud - glad to find your work via the Festival!