Friday, October 28, 2011

Indian Summer



autumn
golden moments
painted by frosty brush,
welcomes Indian summer’s
greeting

warm days
tease they will stay,
orange leaves gather sunlight,
their burnt joy blowing in the wind
for hours

an old
barn leaning
into fall’s final heat,
sits abandoned in copper waves
of grass

the sky
is filled with calls
of birds migrating south,
their wings flapping in unison
goodbye

winter
only moments
from making its entrance,
waits in the northern sky to be
announced


©Susie Clevenger 2011
 Picture Prompt: Autumn in October

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
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8 comments:

Dawn Elliott said...

I am so staunchly resisting the fact that it's really autumn this year...I love your use of the word tease...so true!

Kay L. Davies said...

This is lovely, Susie.
(But I couldn't help noticing, did you want to say "to BE announced" at the end? I'm an old editor/printer-proofreader, so I wondered.)

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kay for the edit. I left off the word BE..:)

Abin Chakraborty said...

your poems do always have this lovely visual charm-both in terms of images and the structure as a whole.kudos.

but could you check ur link at Real Toads?didnt get through last time.

♥●• ─░zdiher •●♥ said...

So nice ,as usual.

Grace said...

this is a beautiful and richly textured write...very lovely capture of the autumn before the onset of winter.

also, the link wasn't working properly but i am following you,so i just clicked on your link :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have created something very delicate and beautiful here, Susie. I particularly like the stanza that focuses on the barn... the copper waves is an excellent image.

Mystic_Mom said...

Wonderfully done, love the visual layout that points you back up as you read downwards.