Honey Locust

Close up environment field garden


subdued splendor
of the evening gardens

green silk
of dew-lit grasses

in the leaves of night

the sky unfolding
its skein of stars

Previously published in Earthtones (anthology from Wood Thrush Books)

Poem by Jeanne Shannon


Jeanne Shannon grew up in Virginia on a farm surrounded by forests. Much of her writing features the natural world. Two of her books, one poetry, one fiction, have won New Mexico Book Awards. She lives in Albuquerque.