Rosemary, Cypress, Cedar, and Pine Rosemary and Cypress, and Cedar and Pine, Green waxen needles and skin of like kind, Deciduous Cypress asleep in the cold, Like Cedar, a hardwood to build a stronghold. Rosemary and Pine are the two you can eat, Her needles, plus garlic make butter complete, When roasted and whipped to a thick tasty spread, Antipasto and Pine Nut? Atop pizza bread. Each one has some needles, plus similar bark, Each one has been found to be lush, green and dark, But three have sharp cones, and the first has a bloom, And the trees have cologne; Rosemary perfume. Autumn Time In Autumn time the fag end still Lingers 'mid November's chill And finest parts of land and scape Are found 'mid yards of wine and grape. Vine and grape then wine's relief; Drink in Autumn's fine motif. Below is a poem composed by the poet in French on the above featured photograph. Le Nuage d'Orage Le nuage d'orage apporte le noir, Les ombres imitent un soir, Distance amicale, Proximité mortelle. The Storm Cloud The storm cloud brings the dark, the shadows imitate an evening, distance friendly, closeness deadly. Alec Ream is a writer living in the Northern Neck of Virginia. His work has been printed in Decanto Poetry Magazine (West Sussex, UK) 2013-14, Western Viewpoints 2014 (Woodinville, Washington) and Poetic Images: the Great American West 2015 (Woodinville, Washington), The Society of Classical Poets Annual Journals 2015-19 (Mt Hope, New York), The Rocky Point Times 2016 (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico) and in several issues of The Lyric (Jericho, Vermont) 2015-18. Currently, his work has gone to print in the Autumn Journal of The Writers Guild of Virginia, and his novel Canterbury 2020 is being edited for print in 2020 by High Tide Press in Deltaville, Virginia. A member of the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia, he deployed to Hawija, then wrote on Lookout Mountain, continuing to write, lecture and work for Delta Kappa Epsilon International. He prefers to note that he was first published reading to the pledge class of Michigan DKE, in Ann Arbor.