A Year Of Drawing Adventurously (19) Theme

A biweekly challenge for a total of 26 drawings this year.

At this time of the year, the school year is probably a few weeks in. I always get a little sad when I hear the school bus rumble by on the first day. It signals an end to summer, to carefree days and warm weather. With that in mind, this week’s theme is:

Back to school

Season of Wither

Poem and artwork by Meg Sorick

The rains have come
And the birds have gone
Just the carrion crows
Cackling like crones
Gather in the bare branches
Watchful for a meager meal

Falling Hawthorne berries
And delicate dandelion clocks
Mark the passage of time
Golden gorse and crumbling
Stone walls
Creep the ages by

It is the season for reflection
When death is all around us
To close the doors and windows
On the cold and howling wind
When the brief and bitter daylight
Yields to darkness and decay

To wither or to weather?
Hidden and hermetic
Insulated, introverted
To waste these hours of isolation?
Or cling to life and dream of love
In a springtime so far away