All posts tagged: autumn

September Evening #DVersePoetic

Summer has left the door outside open, is drinking mulled wine on the patio, leaving petals by her feet one by one. Too focused on the sun’s slow set to notice exchanging looks and Night’s arrival its cloak across its shoulders slipping, gold stars sewn like seeds on soil, for Summer’s goose-pricked shoulders brass tanned and shivering. There were a few options for last night’s DVerse Poets ‘Poetics’ Prompt. I chose to write a poem by taking one of the lines provided (Summer is leaving too exchanging its gold for brass) and using each word as the starting word for each line of my own poem. The last two lines were the trickiest to finalise, but after a bit of playing around I managed to come up with a piece that I was happy enough to post.

Autumn Quadrille

The leaves turning always brings me home, no matter where I am, my mind came back to Shropshire, the woods alight with copper as mist rises on the fields   and the log burner is lit for the first time since Spring. I come home. I’m looking forward to autumn already. While summer is lovely, we never really get much of it here in England, instead we make the most of autumn and all its wonderful excuses for knee high boots, fluffy socks and cuddly jumpers. [I may have bought all three in the last week.] Today’s DVerse Poets Pub prompt is to write a quadrille using ‘leaves’ for your inspiration. For me this means taking you to my parents’ farm in Shropshire, where the woods begin to shake off their leaves, the log burner gets started up, the whole house smells of wood smoke, and we pull out the winter duvets ready for the colder seasons. Autumn really is my favourite season.    

Nonsense Poem

We, the fallen       e.     s   i r You, autumn hurricane c   a     t       c         h        me in tumble arms of coppered bronze with fists of pawing, sweeping gold… Turn me inside turn me out turn me all about. I decided to write a bit of a nonsense poem. It’s really difficult to remember how to spell catch when your writing each letter on a different line…