Monday, October 19, 2020

Autumn Sky

 

when cold wind settles, blanket

of paraffin wax

on sogging stalks 

                             & petals


i throw my words up in the air

& see how some turn to russet, 

   gold

& pumpkin yellow

my eyes see                the magic


fleeting sunburst 

              magnetic pull of

                                    autumnal light



Autumn @EverydayAmazing




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, hosted by De Jackson.  This post is 44 words, with the given word, MAGNET.  Join us when the pub doors open by 3pm EST.   

31 comments:

  1. "magnetic pull of autumnal light"
    YES! I feel this myself, every time we walk along the Charles River these day. Autumn is my favorite season. When nature shows all her glory!

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  2. We had this kind of weather today... the cold is really coming, but I fear that the leaves will fall too soon and give way to bare branches instead.

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  3. This is absolutely stunning, Grace! 💝 I love; "i throw my words up in the air & see how some turn to russet, gold & pumpkin yellow." There is certain magic that prevails during the season of Autumn 💝

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  4. SO gorgeous, Grace! I feel autumn's magnetic pull this year, too. I just love the wordleaf colors you paint here.

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  5. This poem has such a great shape and use of space, Grace, which convey the subject well. Autumn skies are so expressive. I especially love the movement and colours in the lines:
    ‘i throw my words up in the air
    & see how some turn to russet,
    gold
    & pumpkin yellow’.

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  6. I also like the idea of throwing words in the air and watch them change colors. You and I both wrote about the magnetism of fall sunlight!

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  7. This is SO, SO beautiful. I love it.

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  8. Despite being overcast today, I felt that autumnal pull of changing leaves and crisp weather. Beautifully depicted.

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  9. I love the idea of throwing words in the air - you make them into autumn leaves, fluttering and glowing with colour. Exuberent.

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  10. These long afternoon rays of disappearing sunlight really do seem to have an autumnal attraction! Well done Grace!

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  11. Words as leaves! Yes. And that magnetic pull of autumnal light- it's real!

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  12. Such beautiful thoughts and images Grace!

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  13. This is gorgeous grace. Such a wonderful response to this prompt. So well written!

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  14. BLAMMO, Grace! I could feel it.

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  15. I love the visual reinforcing the tossed leaves.

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  16. Grace, your words are so naturally lilting. I love the way you hold up the beauty of nature like a diamond in the light.

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  17. Leaves and words are both so magical, never knowing for sure what will evolve. I liked the "magnetic pull of autumnal light", a lovely way to incorporate the word.

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  18. I was pulled in from the start and enjoyed watching your words fall down in "russet, gold and pumpkin yellow." I really enjoyed the visual flow of the words here as well and it sucked me into the end with the "fleeting sunburst" and beautiful image of the Autumn light. Lovely!

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  19. Love the magnetic pull of this poem :) Beautiful!!!

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  20. I love the phrase 'magnetic pull of/autumnal light' - I think it has that pull because we only get a 'fleeting sunburst' - we have to make the most of it!

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  21. magnetic pull of
    autumnal light

    How very strong a pull, Grace! Autumn is without a doubt a pull in terms of colours and fine weather - neither hot nor cold!

    Hank

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  22. autumn light is indeed the most magic

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  23. Autumn colors definitely have a magnetic pull. This part of your poem really spoke to me,
    i throw my words up in the air
    & see how some turn to russet,

    gold

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  24. your poem proves why autumn is my favorite season (although i have not seen one yet) <3 graceful.

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