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Autumnal Haze (Love, Seasons, Life, Wonder!)



Rise slowly from eastward, O western setting sun! Blaze
Anew! Get up, swell the human spirit says
Your constant companion moon of days,
Lending wonder to cardinals, chickadees and ‘jays
Who constantly concertize and amaze
Passersby who are in awe of the glaze
Of glory you send! The laze
Of summer creeps upon the landscape, pays
A visit with the promise of ways
To leisurely wind our maze
Through vines tightly wound and gaze
Upon seashore, sand, and plum trees which raise
Our thoughts to delightful eating pleasures; a craze
Of oranges, cinnamons, and chocolates; sways
On breezes, lightly dancing across a phase
Of the setting sun; with piercing yeas
I cheer, settling on her face, the autumnal haze
Reflecting in counterpoint to raze
Prior passages and issue nays!
Recreate browns and grays
Metamorphosizing to new clays!

c. Poetic Universalisms II by Lena Smith Carter, 2006.
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Lena Smith Carter is an internationally traveled concert artist who has sung the poetry of the world in seven languages across America and around the world. She is a graduate of Central State University (OH) with a B. S. in Music Education, a graduate of Miami University (OH) with an M.Mus. in Performance and Repertory, and has studied for her doctorate at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France and The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Her international travels have taken her from Paris to New York as well as Porto Alegre, RS; Fortaleza, CE; Recife, PE; Joao Pessoa, PB: Natal, RN; Sergipe, AR; and Brasilia, DF, where she appeared at Casa Thomas Jefferson /The American Embassy. Her experiences in the northeast allowed her to use many Brazilian folk songs as both the land and the language are very close to the hearts of northeasterners. In the south of Brazil, where there are many foreign-born citizens who speak other languages natively, she used more German, Latin, Italian, French, and Spanish, as well as Portuguese and English.In addition to her concert career and international travels, she is a teacher, parent, grandparent, publisher, editor, patent holder, philosopher and published poet and author. She has traveled to more than 15 different countries and has had more than thirty-five years experience in the creative arts and education. Her poetry is bold, original, colorful, and imaginative.Her written and published works include The Weight Management Diary, Axioms for Life/Work, Axioms for Life I, Axioms for Life II, Axioms for Life III, Poetic Universalisms I (hardback/paperback), Poetic Universalisms II, (hardback/paperback), 50 Reasons Why You Have/Have Not Arrived, Foreign Language Tips for Travelers (eBook), School Security Rewind (eBook), Writing Poetry: How to make yourself a Pro (eBook) and Jumpstarting Your Choir, Volume I. more…

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