Monday, September 23, 2019

autumn dusk



as leaves turn
to autumn rust

my white roses bloom 
where once the soil was arid

extinct of fallen green apples  
(now) i hear buzzing bees, wild rabbits 

& flight of geese  
i watch as wrinkled sky quickly turns, 

swallows amber light, 
hungry as coyote





Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, hosted by Linda Lee Lyberg.  The word to be included for this 44 post is Extinction. Thanks for the visit.

Note:  I actually saw a pair of coyotes in the common park. The community is aware of this and all the signs are up to be careful with walking early morning or at night especially with pets.    This is the reality of urban living now, co-existing with these wild creatures peacefully. 

20 comments:

  1. Oh My Grace, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you used the word!

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  2. How wonderful to live somewhere where the arid land comes alive again... to live in proximity of coyotes seems like a price worth paying.

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  3. I love the beauty of the place you’ve taken me with your Quadrille, Grace. I love the phrase ‘extinct of fallen green apples’ and the imagery and colour in the lines:
    ‘i watch as wrinkled sky quickly turns,
    swallows amber light’.

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  4. It has the hunger of winter towards the end. Very beautiful.XX

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  5. I love those last 3 lines particularly, but the whole thing is lovely. I'm glad you turned the prompt word on its head a little -reminding us that nature can recover.

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  6. Nice setting of a scene, Grace. Existing with other critters in an urban environment is a step in the right direction.

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  7. Oh Grace....you have such an amazing way with descriptive words!
    "i watch as wrinkled sky quickly turns,
    swallows amber light,
    hungry as coyote"
    How absolutely uniquely said.

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  8. Sure have to watch that hunger. I've seen 4 here recently, I stray away.

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  9. My home is very near a large park, and our back yard is frequented by racoon, deer, possum, fox and a rare coyote has been sighted in the area. Your words capture the nearness of nature beautifully.

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  10. Lovely use of that word, Grace. I love the last couplet...the swallowing of amber light and then "hungry as coyote." I would love to see a/some coyotes in the wild. From a safe distance.

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  11. This is a wonderful perspective of autumn Grace.

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  12. I like the unexpected blooming of the rose after autumn rust.

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  13. Autumn closes in like a hungry coyote! Great line!

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  14. a beautiful rendering of the changing seasons

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  15. An evocative delight of the senses, Grace!

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  16. I love, swallow amber light. Beautiful thoughts Grace.

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  17. coyotes have adapted, it seems, to human co-habitation.

    sorry for the reply delay, I've been convalescing and away from all computers...

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