once school begins
i get quite a bit quieter
and the (art/soul/heart) work slows
touches of color appear
but i am still noticing
the marsh down the road 
is refreshed by rain, but still 
quite thirsty
 i just love this silk
stitching with it on my paper
 around and around and in and out
 one lovely page spread
and this little shibori message
may become a text block in the book, too
today's clouds 
illuminated by autumn
settling in.