Lake Merritt Autumn Lights Festival, 2014

They appeared
as strangers do
from a stone pathway–
a Moth Princess
in a gauze gown,
flaming calla lilies,
electric fireflies,
sea glass lamps
shuddering
in the light
of the garden–
and when
we finally left,
it seemed as though
the whole world
lit by one branch
could never go out.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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