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

Monday, November 3, 2014

Seasons for Open Link Monday

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Swirl, wind, swirl
leafs fall
floating in all directions
that end in down

Icy breath on green
paints in shades of brown

Soon, soon
shades of white
will cover
all around

Rest well, things green
store the sun's power deep
and prepare
to greet spring

22 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

A lovely adieu to autumn and a well deserved welcome to winter!

colleen said...

Nicely done. I feel like it's a good companion somehow to the one I posted today.

Justin Lamb said...

"floating in all directions
that end in down"

I really like those lines.

Buttons said...

Beautiful I am off now to prepare to greet the spring:) Hug B

blueoran said...

Lovely lyrical mimesis of a leaf's slow sure fall.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bring on the shades of white!

Jim said...

Colors change for the seasons like changing of the guard. I like your swirling leaves. You did well, Gail.
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Linda Wildenstein said...

almost finished with my efforts to "get ready to meet the spring". Love this nesting time of year. Your words speak to that very natural effort to do so....brrrrrr

Kerry O'Connor said...

floating in all directions
that end in down..

Such clever lines! I love your photos too.

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely the two best lines:

floating in all directions
that end in down.

Manzanita said...

So much truth and beauty in your poem. I'm always ready for the winter rest from the growing season. It's the time to look through the garden catalog.

Sandra said...

beautiful, really beautiful...

Linda Kay said...

Awaiting Spring...such a nice thought in the midst of winter. It is great for us to not have to tend to flowers for just a bit. But we are always ready to start again as soon as the last snow melts, right?

Empty Nester said...

Beautiful. I can see it in my mind's eye.

Karen S. said...

Lovely view, beautiful words, and I like your added photos for your blog header, it looks more like you! I don't think you had them all last time I visited your new and revised look, but whatever, it's so you! No more confusion for anyone.

Grace said...

We have the same leaves on the ground ~ I cherish them, before the snow covers all in white ~

kaykuala said...

While looking forward to change in winter one is outwardly fair to bid farewell to Autumn! Great lines Gail!

Hank

grapeling said...

love that first stanza ~

T. Powell Coltrin said...

It's not going to matter what I say, but NO to shades of white.

Love the poetry!

Susan Kane said...

A deep statement of the sleep and awakening of the seasons--thank you.

Tomorrow here in San Diego, the temp. is supposed to be 90 degrees. I hope the weather guy is lying.

A Quiet Corner said...

Water looks chilly with all those floating leaves....:)JP

Lynne said...

REALLY LIKED!

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