The year’s great day revolves toward afternoon.
Seeds rattle in their pods.
Spiders pluck their webs,
strong in their annual kingdom.
Call notes ring from reddening orbs:
crab apples, rose hips, honeysuckle berries.
Beak people flute from twig to twig.
Hide-and-seek insects shrill out a descant.
Player after player greatens the symphony