Thursday, October 7, 2021

Autumn

 

i.

the day the leaves

turn sulpher red, tangy

tangerine, gingerbread mums-

the day i fall, into you 


ii.

inhale deeply  

crunch, crinkle, wrinkle

before the northern wind passes

& still the fallen leaves 


iii.

exhale the city smoke

& dirt from whirling machines

i wrap myself with russet blankets

and read your letters, ambered in time


iv.

birds fly as sunlight wanes

on maple trees gleaming with autumn

hues, bright as orange pumpkins 

adorning our doors, with toothless grins 


v.

another season to mark 

from summer to autumn:   i

embrace the changes

(in) me, (in) you





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26 comments:

  1. You really took me there to the comfort of colors, and that perfect conclusion of embracing the change. I really think that this new form will bring a lot of great poetry.

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  2. I love how you've woven a love poem in between the stunning autumn imagery. It's not my favourite season but there is certainly much beauty in it!

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  3. a loving thread on which you hang autumn - swooned at these lines:
    "i wrap myself with russet blankets

    and read your letters, ambered in time"

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  4. This is exquisitely drawn, Grace! 💝💝 I so love the use of color and imagery here especially; "inhale deeply crunch, crinkle, wrinkle before the northern wind passes & still the fallen leaves."

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  5. This is such a delight, Grace. A definite love poem at the end!

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  6. Exquisite, Grace. Your delicate and deft dance between yourself and autumn is so beautiful.

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  7. Love these lines most especially:
    "i wrap myself with russet blankets
    and read your letters, ambered in time"
    Love that "fall into you" idea followed by the stanza about fallen leaves. Delicious imagery....visual and aural....colors and crunching, crinkling.
    A wonderful write in this form!

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  8. "tangerine, gingerbread mums-"
    "fallen leaves"
    "russet blanket"
    "orange pumpkins"
    "summer to autumn"

    These are like a thread running through your poem.

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  9. As always, your paint a beautiful picture. The last two lines are perfect to tie it all together.

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  10. Love the third and last stanza, especially sighed when I read, "i wrap myself with russet blankets" 💞

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  11. Nice i can see the thread running through and the wrap ups is gorgeous

    Much💜love

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  12. love in the autumn of our life ... such sincere vivid imagery, this is truly delightful!

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  13. I have never experienced autumn before
    third stanza speaks to me

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  14. Exquisitely painted, Grace...the glory of autumnal changes.

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  15. a sensory and sensual delight - easy to fall softly into this and be equally startled for the colours, and comforted ...

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  16. Stanza # 5 is an exquisite way to end your poem .... cheers.

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  17. Grace,
    So lovely, as autumn hues are lovely even as they signify change, and what remains:"fall[ing] into you." Beautifully evocative.
    pax,
    dora

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  18. There's something freeing about the fall, and the way you let the change happen in each stanza is magical.

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  19. So evocative, all my senses alive in reading this.

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  20. This can be read either as a paean to a current love, or an elegy to a lost one. Beautifully ambiguous.

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  21. You capture fall, and falling, in all its color and finality, and weave a human story into it as well. Nicely done.

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  22. Lovely sense of motion and transition throughout this poem, Grace. I especially enjoyed the phrases: "sulphur red", "ambered in time" and "pumpkins...with toothless grins."

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  23. Your poem has a sensuous movement to it. ♥️

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  24. I love it. This is my favorite line: "i wrap myself with russet blankets and read your letters, ambered in time".

    Blue

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