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Evening Falls Sweetly
By Elece Hollis
- The sun is sinking and the clouds are bottom rimmed with gold.
- Two geese fly honking overhead to settle on the farm pond for the evening.
- A mockingbird runs through his whole repertoire.
- The air smells of wild onion, cut grass, and wild garlic.
- Dandelions give up their gray hairs like tiny seed parachutes on the wind.
- Woodpecker rat-a-tat-tats on a tree in the apple orchard.
- Peonies are tight pink buds …waiting…waiting.
- Spring breeze rustles the tree’s newborn leaves and makes the swoosh and sweep of a waterfall.
- Across the road Locust blossoms sway like strands of orchids in the trees.
- The wind chimes jingle and tinkle as if to complete the percussion of the symphony.
- An owl calls from one of the great old oaks down beside the creek.
- The creek’s water trickles and sings as settling into its bed.
- Hydrangea smells sweet in the falling light.
- Swallows swoop and sweep like black satin ribbons.
- Evening comes sweetly on the prairie.
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