Monday, October 5, 2020

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my tongue is spooning pumpkin soup

      & warm bread 


wrap me 

not with wrath of pandemic's

      second wave

nor with skein of its affliction 


but with blanket

knitted soft as sky of maple leaves

       red-smocked by evening sun 


threading deeper unto shadows 

of trees



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, where the given word is Blanket.  This is a 44 word post. 

Thank you for hosting Merril!    

31 comments:

  1. This is exquisitely drawn, Grace! I love the idea of blanket "knitted soft as sky of maple leaves," such a strong and comforting image!💝

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  2. what a wonderful blanket you wove Grace
    "red-smocked by evening sun" - gorgous

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  3. Oh I want to have a sky like that as well.. we had a bit of this during lunch today and I sat out on the balcony drinking coffee

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  4. I love the way those threads are drawn through the poem, Grace, and the warmth that is emitted in the pumpkin soup, warm bread, and the blanket ‘red-smocked by evening sun’. Pumpkin and butternut squash soups are my favourite.

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  5. You and I both used tree shadows. I like the contrast with the warm soup and the brightness of nature as blanket.

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  6. A wish for today, well woven. The 'tongue spooning soup...' has a lovely luscious sound - I can almost taste it - and lovely quiet assonance in the last lines - 'sun' 'shadows' 'trees'

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  7. I really liked 'red-smocked by evening sun', not sure why this line in particular stood out, there was some beautiful imagery in this poem, but this was perhaps an unexpected image for me and it stuck perfectly.

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  8. "wrap me not with wrath...nor with skein...but with blanket" yes.

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Such fascinating wordplay and a heartfelt meaning. Just being wrapped in warmth, in peace, that's all anyone can ask for. Beautifully written.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the sewing words threaded throughout."Red-smocked by evening sun" is such a vivid image.

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  11. Lovely autumn poem - you always create such painterly poems, Grace.

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  13. Your language is gorgeous and pumpkin is my favourite soup
    Happy Monday Grace

    Much💖love

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  14. Such a cozy poem. I know little of sewing but I do recognize these terms. I would love a good piece of woarm bread spready with soft butter! I can smell the soup down here.

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  15. "but with blanket

    knitted soft as sky of maple leaves

    red-smocked by evening sun"

    Goodness that's beautiful!

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  16. Wonderful. We need a new blanket! And pumpkin soup is luscious!

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  17. "knitted soft as sky of maple leaves" - Exquisite.

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  18. We all need this blanket, that keeps us safe from the insanity in the world right now.

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  19. The imagery just fills the senses: well done, Grace!

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  20. knitted soft as sky of maple leaves
    red-smocked by evening sun

    Yes Grace, Warm and colourful as blankets ought to be for we are together a third of the day!

    Hank

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  21. Wonderful words Grace, may we all find warm shelter from this insistent disease.

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  22. The images of the pumpkin soup and the warm blanket are so comforting. We all need shelter from our fears at the moment I think.

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  23. Exquisite play of words Grace...

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  24. May your wish come true for all of us.

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  25. "red-smocked by evening sun " ... such a clever use of words, Grace.

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  26. A sense of hope in this blanket, a thrust against winter and virus, and all that ails.

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  27. Grace,
    Lovely. I especially like the multi-sensory experience of these lines,
    "but with blanket

    knitted soft as sky of maple leaves

    red-smocked by evening sun
    Thank you for getting my day off to a great start.

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