Monday, October 10, 2016

Autumn (A Quadrille)

Some call it fall
but Autumn has gravitas.

Everything engages my senses:
leaves crunching underfoot,
green apples
and cinnamon wafting,
sundown hastening,
in a cloudless sky,
I marvel.

She’s a mournful beauty,
a defiant burst of color,
before surrendering
to the sleep
of winter.

[for D'Verse Poets a Quadrille, if you will with the word "cloud."]

21 comments:

  1. Autumn is much more evocative, I agree.

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  2. I love the way this quadrille tickles the senses with sounds, sights and smells! I just want to get out there and hug autumn!

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  3. Beautiful quadrille. :)

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  4. Indeed, a grave season filled with scents and emotions.

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  5. Love the imagery and the autumnal vibes and quiet winter warning.

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  6. This is one of your very best. I love all the sensory images of autumn and you invite us to consider them.

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  7. I like the idea of the autumn leaves showing a "defiant burst of color".

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  8. Yes, she is. I do enjoy her fleeting beauty as well.

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  9. A beautiful season, short but with that defiant burst of color ~

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  10. Yes! Autumn sings, fall is an accident. Wonderful poem, B.

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  11. A cloudless day in autumn is a perfect moment.

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  12. "She’s a mournful beauty,
    a defiant burst of color,
    before surrendering
    to the sleep
    of winter."

    Gorgeous lines.

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  13. 'She’s a mournful beauty, a defiant burst of color, before surrendering to the sleep of winter.' Beautiful lines!! 💖

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  14. Yes, to all the things you've listed in the second stanza

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  15. I don't care for fall because winter follows so closely on its heels, but you've made it beautiful and endearing today. Thanks.

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  16. Simply gorgeous. And I love the "has gravitas" thought. Perfect.

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  17. I thought sure I commented...you had me at "gravitas" - even before all the sights and scents within.

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  18. Gayle Walters Rose6:22 PM

    She does have a solemn feel to her...she has to bridge the lighthearted summer to the dormancy of winter. But she does it with such splendor in spite of that.

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  19. We both seemed to be entranced by a cloudless sky on an autumn day. I went to the mountains over the weekend to enjoy the fall foliage.

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