by Yvona Fast

Days grow dark and murky.
The world falls into hibernation,
sleeping, dying.
Slowly plodding, Autumn drags on.
Don’t despair.
Don’t weep over dying leaves.
We wait.
Hope is coming,
bringing renewal.
The dead will rise again.
Winter is dark –
but stars shine through darkness.
In the day, they are invisible.
Verdant green
will replace winter white
and autumn brown.
Life renewed.
Spring will come.

Yvona Fast’s poems have been published in numerous magazines and several anthologies. She’s the author of Loon Summer: Poems and Photos (Atmosphere press, 2022), 3 poetry chapbooks (Different, 2017 Foothills; Adirondack Blue Seasons, 2018 CWP); and Adirondack Seasons Haiku (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2020), several nonfiction books, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. For more, see

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