The Fall

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #202 – Languish & Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn

the leaves of autumn
languish on the forest trails
i breathe in the moist fragrance of an october rain
deep into my lungs

what was once green foliage
lush, vibrant and full
now becomes a new carpet for the forest
another layer to add to its history

i sigh heavily and gnash my teeth
for the leaves falling and bare tree branches
signal that summer has unfortunately come to an end
and an awful realization my SADD will soon begin again

Reblog – Raise Light Rays

This poem really makes me look forward to Summer! I love the construction and flow of it. The stanza in the middle reminds me of arms hanging down on the lounge chair.

The Twisting Tail

w a r m    r a d i a n t   s k i n

glistens

 

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: Summer

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Joan McNerney

Poet Statement – These are all free verse short poems about my favorite season.
I call them Autumn Notes.

Four sparkling maples
sashay in autumn winds.
dressed in yellow lace.
Half moon hiding in old
oak tree on top of hillside.

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Children kicking up leaves
shouting while jumping
over mounds of foliage. 

~~

Bright leaves gleaming
in sunshine tumbling
through an Alice blue sky.

~~

Carpets of red, yellow, brown
foliage unfurls before us.

~~

Walking through trails of trees
becoming spellbound by
leafy giants towering over us.

~~~

Joan McNerney’s poetry is found in many literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Poet Warriors, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Spectrum Publications have accepted her work. She has four Best of the Net nominations. This is her second feature on The Short of It.

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Reblog – Bewitched by Sarika

A beautiful tribute to the changing of the seasons. Sarika gives us a wonderful example of the perfect haiku. 🙂

Sarika, Pure Reflections

Photo by Cole Keister on Pexels.com

Swirling down in grace

under autumn’s mystic spell,

Leaf’s last pirouette…

©Pure Reflections, 2020

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