One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way


cold pale sun
oak leaves rustle
under my feet


Alan Summers said...

Ah oak leaves!

There's an interesting allusion to the military use of oak leaves as insignia for extraordinary bravery.


Dennis Tomlinson said...

Yes, I was thinking along similar lines - the oak leaves decorating the kepi of General de Gaulle, for example. Then the glory fades.