Thursday, August 12, 2021

late summer

 

meet me under the apple trees

bulging with greening fruits & berries bold

as afternoon sun rusts the skylight 

as the maple leaves amber gold


i breathe in - scents of late summer roses,

fading mint leaves, seedheads fluffy & white

as the maple leaves amber gold

as afternoon sun rusts the skylight


clock chimes into early autumn

i watch shadows lengthen & fold

as afternoon sun rusts the skylight 

as the maple leaves amber gold


let's ramble the road with daisies

and swap stories as birds on flight 

as the maple leaves amber gold

as afternoon sun rusts the skylight



Maple Leaves 


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetry Form:   Mirrorred Refrain.    
The poem is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain.   The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc..x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem. A and B represent the refrain.

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23 comments:

  1. Wherever, whenever .... I'll be there.

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  2. This is wonderful! I love so much about it....the refrain is just perfect! Afternoon rusting the sky....what a perfect verb to describe those changing colors and to fit in with the autumn season as well! "clock chimes into early autumn" what a wonderful phrase to describe the coming fall!!!
    I will ramble a road with daisies with you any day! :) LOVE it!

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  3. Oh Grace this is absolutely STUNNING!πŸ’πŸ’ You have composed the perfect atmospheric refrain to really give the reader a taste of the change in seasons. I especially love; "i breathe in - scents of late summer roses,fading mint leaves, seedheads fluffy & white as the maple leaves amber gold/as afternoon sun rusts the skylight." Sigh!

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  4. Aah! I got itπŸ™‚. Beautiful Grace! πŸ™‚

    Pat

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  5. This is a gentle ramble through autumn light. Lovely.

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  6. I really enjoyed that last stanza.

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  7. I'm wallowing in your words of late summer, simply divine!

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  8. beautifully done and perfect for the season

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  9. "as afternoon sun rusts the skylight."

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  10. clock chimes into early autumn
    i watch shadows lengthen & fold
    as afternoon sun rusts the skylight
    as the maple leaves amber gold

    Love this stanza, Grace! It leads on to the next season, Autumn and alluding to the golden colour in the process!

    Hank

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  11. You have captured the allure of late summer. Your refrains works perfectly.

    It's been extremely warm here and this afternoon a terrible storm rolled in.

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  12. Grace, you took us there with you. I smelled. I heard. I felt. I saw. Your two refrains are colored in gold, your pen is golden. These lines took my heart:
    let's ramble the road with daisies

    and swap stories as birds on flight

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  13. Your words provide a picturesque scene.

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  14. You paint such an inviting picture, taking us with you to these beautiful climes.

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  15. Lovely poem with lush comforting imagery. I feel as if a similar notion was echoed slightly in my poem but I swear I've only just read yours! Catching all these feels though - autumn does seem to be creeping in already :-)

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  16. I really like the imagery, especially when the "shadows lengthen & fold."

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  17. The beauty of late summer glows through the repeating refrain. I love it.

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  18. a delicate and fruitful refrain
    as autumn comes again

    .. seems my comments are not getting through Grace, sorry

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  19. "Let's ramble the road with daisies" - an unforgettable image.

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  20. Peaceful and delightfully calming.

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