Thursday, October 15, 2020

October pantry

 

Salt and pepper clouds on pewter sky

Thick marrow, mashed with maple syrup

Pumpkin skinned rhubarb and apple pie 

Drizzled curry and thick cream on vegetable soup

Fallowed leaves on twigs twisted in cinnamon bow

Bitter chocolate, cold wine, pints of sorrow on 

fallen pine cones

Harvested pots of color:   russet, crimson,

lurid yellow, blazing sepia & burnt amber on shelves

Faded photographs of black crows, echoes 

of requiem mass




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31 comments:

  1. I love this. The imagery is delicious, and always, so eloquently and beautifully penned.

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  2. An autumn feast for the senses with a suitably sombre ending. I keep hearing those 'echoes of requiem mass' myself.

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  3. This is a delicious October pantry, Grace, which appeals to all the senses. I especially love the change in key from major to minor in the ending:
    ‘Faded photographs of black crows, echoes
    of requiem mass’.

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  4. I do love such a feast... even if it feels that it has a solemn ending. The word pantry has meant so much more in these times of social distancing.

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  5. I LOVE all the imagery! <3 <3 The sky, the soup, the colors...!

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  6. An autumnal feast. How wonderful - you paint a great still life.

    I always find I think of your poems as paintings. Do you paint as well?

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  7. My goodness this is stunning! Especially love; "Fallowed leaves on twigs twisted in cinnamon bow/Bitter chocolate, cold wine, pints of sorrow on fallen pine cones."💝

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  8. Fantabulous, Grace! I love your crock pot of delicious and poignant imagery! It brought out all the flavors and feelings this Fall conjures up.

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  9. It may not need any help, but you make autumn a treat for the senses.

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  10. A sumptuous feast for the soul served on colorful palette!

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  11. I love all the decadent description and the title is perfect! Beautiful images to match the words.

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  12. A beautiful evocation of the season.

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  13. I love your cornucopia of color, fragrance, and mood. A wonderful harvest time poem.

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  14. So fine..All the autumnal treats are followed by reminders of death

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  15. "Bitter chocolate, cold wine, pints of sorrow on

    fallen pine cones"
    I love that change of mood, that contrast among all that sumptuousness. Gets the reader thinking..well done, JIM

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  16. Delicious writing here - each mouth-watering image followed in autumn's progress with something bitter, something cold. - and lovely sounds here - 'pints' on 'pine cones' 'marrow' 'mashed' 'maple'

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  17. Love this, Grace! Lovingly relates
    to sustenance of food on the plate

    Hank

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  18. Fall has so much beauty to share with us. Your poems describes it perfectly. The leaf photo is gorgeous.

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  19. A splendid autumn pantry, so comforting in scents and colours. The faded photos of crows felt like an echo of seasons passed.

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  20. The mood of October captured in images. Wonderful.
    I especially liked these lines,
    "Salt and pepper clouds on pewter sky
    Thick marrow, mashed with maple syrup"

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  21. This is almost a harvest festival but with such uncompromising twists from drizzled curry to the pints of sorrow on pine cones. Unique imagery, loved it.

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  22. Beautiful. I hope that you had a beautiful Thanksgiving. xo

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  23. This is beautiful Grace! Very well written.

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  24. Such vivid imagery....so beautifully written, with hints of loss and elegy woven through so artfully.

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  25. i smelled. I tasted. I felt the chasm, too. Vivid, Grace.

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