DPF / Wilbur

For autumn, from poetryfoundation.org . 
from The Beautiful Changes / by Richard Wilbur

The beautiful changes as a forest is changed

By a chameleon’s tuning his skin to it;   

As a mantis, arranged 

On a green leaf, grows 

Into it, makes the leaf leafier, and proves   

Any greenness is deeper than anyone knows. 

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DPF / Hugo

For take offs and hopeful landings, from What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American.
from Flying, Reflying, Farming / by Richard Hugo

The aluminum creaks. The wing shudders.

We are flying rough air.

DPF / Strand

​PIA: from June 2016.

For wishes, and for a beloved poet much missed, from poetryfoundation.org.

from The Minister of Culture Gets His Wish / by Mark Strand

The Minister of Culture goes home after a grueling day at the office. He lies on his bed and tries to think of nothing, but nothing happens or, more precisely, does not happen.

DPF / Wright

PIA: from June 19, 2016. 

For Ohio, from a fellow Ohioan, and from poetryfoundation.org.

from Youth / by James Wright

I know his ghost will drift home 
To the Ohio River, and sit down, alone, 
Whittling a root. 
He will say nothing. 
The waters flow past, older, younger   
Than he is, or I am.