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october-2015-072

 

My little maple

Of glistening gold

Flaunting, fluttering as

Sol sister laughs

She knows wind is only

Teasing, breezing by for

One last kiss of autumn

The final dance before

The chill and I will

Cherish your leaves

As fall still breathes

Through winter

 

It’s Quadrille time again and we’d love for you to join us over at dVerse Poets Pub. As your host, I am asking you to write a poem of 44 words (not including the title) and your quadrille must contain the word…

b…r…e…a…t…h…e

or breath, breathtaking, breathable…any variation of the word

Doors open at 3 p.m. EST

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61 responses »

  1. Oh I love the stillness you are giving me through your gentle words.

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  2. One last kiss and one final dance, very true ….we got icy wind and winter flurries last night ~

    I will cherish all my autumn photos, smiles ~

    Thanks for hosting Mish ~

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    • I enjoyed the opportunity to do the quadrille prompt.
      Those photos will be all we have soon! My little maple tree lost all it’s leaves almost overnight.

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  3. You have an autumn theme and autumn colours in your photograph too! Love the prompt, Mish and your ‘little maple of glistening gold’! Sadly,our copper beech has lost all its leaves now. I love those lines:

    ‘She knows wind is only
    Teasing, breezing by for
    One last kiss of autumn’

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    • Thanks, Kim. πŸ™‚ My little maple lost all it’s leaves in one big windy blast shortly after I wrote this.

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      • I think maple and copper beech leaves have a similar shape but different colours. I think we had one or two still hanging until last week and then they too were gone. It feels sad but we know that they’ll be back in spring!

  4. I love the quietness of this poem. One last kiss of autumn….sigh. What a lovely line this is. Thank you for this wonderful prompt!

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  5. This is beautiful! I have not always been a fan of fall, because winter is usually too close on its heels. But your poem reminded me that sometimes fall continues to breathe and its leaves hang on longer than usual. This is one of those years in my neck of the woods.

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  6. Lovely echo of Autumn as she waves a dieu.

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  7. There is a maple outside our kitchen window. It is very beautiful in the autumn with its reddish leaves–actually it is beautiful all year round. Nice poem.

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  8. Beautiful. You captured my favorite season perfectly.

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  9. My favorite season as well. I love the gentility of this, Michelle!

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  10. At least I can read about the golden leaves you wrote about. Our trees here have not begun to turn yellow yet. We did have a very short freeze the other morning, so it did feel like fall for that day. πŸ™‚

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  11. I loved this. Like a love letter to the autumn season.

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  12. “Fall still breathes through winter”- in quiet moments it lingers I think..

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  13. I love the internal rhyme you’ve used here.

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous write! ❀️

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  15. As fall still breathes
    Through winter

    It need not be forgotten that easily. The golden brown is certainly long to be cherished!

    Hank

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  16. This so beautiful Mish and I love ‘I will Cherish your leaves As fall still breathes
    Through winter’ :o)

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  17. I really like the theme of breath carried through Sol laughing, the breeze blowing and the trees breathing on last time before the chill breaths frost.

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  18. Such a calming and peaceful tone to this lovely poem.

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  19. Absolutely exquisite response to your wonderful prompt, Mish. The blending of the seasons–strongly symbolic as I see it.

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  20. Breathe of the last
    fAll Leaves.. i too can
    relate mishunderstood
    as last
    fall
    was
    Spring
    and Summer
    too in Florida
    Panhandle way..
    January so red.. budding
    beauty and the
    flowers
    were.. oh
    so.. confused
    by the month coming
    enteLLinG what should
    be a new breath of colors..
    anyway.. almost freezing here
    recently in more of fAll colors
    i too
    cherish
    the color
    of dying
    as it springs
    life alWAys BriGhter
    too when all is healthy
    and vibrant as dARk and
    liGht goeSprinG after fALL..:)

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  21. lovely song of autumn even if it does lead into winter.

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  22. Sol sister laughs

    She knows wind is only

    Teasing, breezing by for

    One last kiss of autumn

    The final dance before

    The chill and I will

    Cherish your leaves

    As fall still breathes

    Through winter

    Oh the warm whispers! Love this!

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  23. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Delectable word-play.

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  24. Love the word play on Sol sister πŸ™‚

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  25. A very calm…beautiful image in wonderful words!

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  26. Through your words, I watch leaves dance with the wind again. Only a few stragglers remain on the trees here now, so your images are quite special. πŸ™‚

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  27. Sol sister – that’s brilliant Mish.

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  28. Beautiful. I can feel the crisp golden colors in this.

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