Poem: “Triple Sisters”

Triple Sisters

Summer leaves already flying,
Autumn in a rush this year,
Yellow foliage is dying,
What’s the season that draws near?

August maybe or September
Downward, onward swiftly falling,
That which nothing holy hinders
Equinoctial and appalling

Who are we? The triple sisters
Past and present, future claim,
Threads of history the scissors
Cut and cut and cut again

July 28, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."