Poet’s Corner: ‘The Fall of Day’


The Fall of Day
By Liz Splittgerber

The fall of day
The close of light
The dawn of dark
The rise of night

Autumn embers
Reach black bird’s flight
Settled smoke
Wreaths leaf’s late blight

Last to bloom
First to blush
Mighty spun web
Failing light’s hush

Deeper shadows
Shallower rays
Closer now to —
The fall of day

Liz Splittgerber has lived on the Vineyard for six years with her husband and three children. She is an avid poet, author, gardener, and photographer, who finds inspiration in the natural beauty and whimsy of the Island.

Poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard are encouraged to submit poems to Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com.