a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn

Morning rays announce
The arrival of autumn
Leaving me wanting
To hold summer in my hand
And keep green warm forever

I have no training but do enjoy these challenges.  The fun is in the doing.  Thank you, Toads.

19 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, I do love those last two lines - they lift the tanka beyond mere description.

Dreaming said...

It was interesting to go to Toad's site and read about Tanka poetry. I had never heard about it before.
I think you hit a home run!

TexWisGirl said...

that is really wonderful.

Grace said...

I too like the last two lines, to keep summer as long as I can in my hand ~

A Quiet Corner said...

Gail, I had to chuckle about your THINGS NOT TO DO WEARING FLIP-FLOPS. FYI...never wear shorts when weed eating tall brush or those darn chiggers will eat you alive!...:)JP

Susie Clevenger said...

"keep green warm forever" beautiful

Sandee said...

Fall is okay, but spring and summer are my favorites.

You did this very well. Very well.

Have a terrific day. :)

Lynne said...

Once again, I liked!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like it! Sure you won't miss the humidity?

Sandra said...

Love this one and i am thinking there are many people that feel this way..

Saucy Kodz said...

Just made me feel nice to read this. Love the photo Gail lol

Sue said...

Sometimes I think no training is a good thing. Untrained is also unspoiled. And uncontrived.

JMHO of course. I love your poems.

=)

LaTonya Baldwin said...

It is line of wanting I enjoyed most. Thanks for participating.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I think we can all identify with that poem.
Lynne x

Loredana Donovan said...

Lots of Autumn poems in the air. Enjoyed yours :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

you have such a gift with these poetry challenges.....you go girl. This one really speaks to me.

Ella said...

This was so tender and romantic! I'm swooning :D

Margaret said...

I want to "hold" green too! This is nice.

LindaG said...

Gorgeous picture and a cute little piece to go with it. :)

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