Thursday, August 15, 2013

mid-summer colours


Grace @ Everyday Amazing 



leaves
h a v e
s t a r t e d
browning red
edges, creeping slow
like caterpillars emptying
garden of ripe tomatoes, plump peppers & eggplants-
too soon, summer is coming to a close and you're not ready - you never are ready -      


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub:   Fibonnaci: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21. I used syllables.

36 comments:

  1. Never ever ready, as stupid snow will come steady, turn back time or get global warming to end such a chime.

    Nice cheat too, spreading out the word, I saw that lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. If we ever actually were ready, something else would come along and take us by surprise.

    ReplyDelete
  3. never ready. mid summer colours are beautiful. and today was really an autumn day here as well.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your sentiments are well expressed. I am never ready for the end of summer either, Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  5. yep... never really ready...i love autumn but i find it hard to let go of the warm summer nights and..and...and... sigh...

    ReplyDelete
  6. like caterpilars emptying tomatoes...ha....cool....i love fall and the colors of fall, so i am def looking forward to it...i am ready!!!! smiles.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ah! Beautiful imagery of a coming autumn.
    I am grateful that the heat of summers has finally receded here and it drizzles a bit everyday; but that is because summers are really intense here.

    ReplyDelete
  8. No no, I refuse to accept that summer is over - we've still got at least a couple of weeks to go! Especially since we were waiting for it for so long.

    ReplyDelete
  9. We ride the whirlwinds of wildfires, flash-flooding, heat deaths, humidity--and pine for a cooler Autumn, and then curse the dampness, grayness, chill, early ice on puddles & windshields--always looking over the fence at the next field, a box of seasons as we hop one to the other; kudos on perfect syllable count with the form.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You went up a stage, well done.
    13 is my limit :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oooh I'm ready, Fall/Autumn is my favorite season. Bring it on.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I used to hate for the summer to end in the city. Now in the country I have befriended all seasons, and the Fall is most spectacular! (Something about today makes us write about the Fall -- I did a piece earlier today on it). Lovely work, Grace, as always!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Powerful ending, although I know kids are never ready for summer to end.

    ReplyDelete
  14. some like snow :). Nice progression...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love it! I hate to see summer end but a lingering autumn is okay.

    ReplyDelete
  16. The nights are cooler now and summer fun will soon be a memory..no, I am not ready to greet the fall.

    ReplyDelete
  17. So true... we are never ready... summer is so lovely and to short it really is.

    ReplyDelete
  18. One is always clambering one step behind when it comes to the weather. Seen it often times with all the fun and frustrations. Nicely Grace!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  19. No, I never am, and I will be dragged kicking and screaming into winter--though fall is nice.

    ReplyDelete
  20. love this
    and amused that my poem was about how summer has finally made a late arrival here

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ah, but if it didn't end, I'd be longing for autumn. Us four season ladies gots to have it all.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Grace well done on the challenge. I am longing for summer, winter can close it's door..right now :-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Excellent Grace. We are many many weeks from the end of summer. We breathe shallowly until mid-October sometimes the end of November. We get about 6 weeks of something that approaches a cool season - that is we can pull out a sweater or two and a coat usually just Christmas week. Really like to think of your seasons. Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I pride myself on my Organisational skills, but I too am never ready for this. Well crafted, Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  25. An excellent response to the prompt.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm always ready for winter...and find summer scary...we have very mild winters so most days are very nice but summer here is soooooo hot and humid. But did love your fibonacci and caterpillars emptying the gardens.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am definitely ready! Autumn is, by far, my favorite time of year :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. ...for sure - not ready for the end of summer, but we can keep memory of it...:)
    great form and words fit nicely

    ReplyDelete
  29. ...maybe, it was just me or maybe i know nothing about real winter & snow flakes but i do seriously want to experience it... sigh... someday... yea... ha... this is lovely Grace... yet a lot will be missed for sure when snow queen starts to ride her sleigh for a polar visit... smiles... loved this...

    ReplyDelete
  30. Another brilliant and beautiful poem - everyone is so talented at this. I particularly love the caterpillars, and the final phrase.

    ReplyDelete
  31. but we have to accept the changes...

    ReplyDelete
  32. Gorgeous Grace I love that "caterpillars emptying" I have noticed some fall changes myself

    ReplyDelete
  33. Are we ever ready for the end of that slow and easy feeling of summer? Beautiful Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I enjoyed this - the form works well with the subject and the last line's just right.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments and visit. I appreciate them ~