"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Final Ink of Autumn #NWCreativeUnion #poem #poetry

For New World Creative Union's Sunday Snapshot, Leslie Moon chose George Winston's "Autumn Collection" as inspiration to spark our creativity





a leaf in the wind
floating through the season’s change
autumn’s final breath


_______ ooo_______


death falls from brown limbs
crying tears of burnt umber
autumn is grieving


_______ooo________


his final poem
dries among fall’s amber leaves
sonnets rest in peace



©Susie Clevenger 2012
Also I shared this piece on Real Toads Open Link Monday





15 comments :

aprille said...

A proper poetry book out!
What an achievement.
And you can put together a sound plus images video.
Sigh. I have tried, and tried. Don't have the patience.

You present Autumn as grieving over its own demise. Never thought of it like that. Nice lines.

Grace said...

I like the painting of autumn in grief and sonnets resting in peace ~

Lovely share Susie ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, Susie. I especially like "autumn is grieving". Yes, it is.

Barbara said...

Beautiful haiku set. I loved the final line of each verse:

final breath
sonnets rest in peace
autumn grieving















Abin Chakraborty said...

that last line was simply awesome!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

really lovely set--and congrats on your book!!!!!

Laura said...

"death falls from brown limbs
crying tears of burnt umber
autumn is grieving"...beautiful...autumn is crying by the tub-full this afternoon.

Susan said...

O. This music, this poem! Rest. I have never thought of fall as tears and mourning, but this poem reminds me how much mourning is also natural. Here it seems autumn's colors and creations--the leaves--are the verses and sonnets lying dead. But they are also the mulch/health of next year's creativity. For the first time I know what "rest in peace" means.

Thank you!

Karen said...

Haiku are harder for me to write than any other form. I so admire your ability to distill your thoughts and images this way.

Unknown said...

very nice progression
thanks for the visit
hope that you are enjoying autumn

Herotomost said...

How good is that last one, my fave for sure although all of them are beautiful and so full of color. Great stuff Susie.

Jinksy said...

Lovely trio full of the colours of autumn...

Margaret said...

..tears of burnt umber...

beautiful, moody autumnal images.

Joanne Elliott said...

These are all so beautiful Susie! Especially the last one.

Ella said...

Stunning...the death of the leaves so resonates with me...this was
beautiful and haunting~
I loved it~

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