seasonal affective quadrille

Written for dVerse poets quadrille #15 on “leaves” theme.

cicada chorus hums in grass

daylight shuffles a retreat

autumnal dirge crescendos fast

music follows frosty sleet


mournful geese raise the call

barren branches grieve their leaves

flutter down in wistful fall

time’s march sighs reprieve


when voice of pumpkin

sings ripely from garden

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarahsouthwest
    Sep 02, 2016 @ 02:28:55

    IT was wistful, and beautiful imagery, and then a great, orange reminder of the joys of harvest!


  2. kanzensakura
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 16:33:09

    I too love how you move from the mournful grieving leaves to the voice of Mr. Pumpkin! Marvelous.


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 13:38:57

    I can almost feel that the pumpkin is a happy old man… maybe comforting the barren branches.


  4. whimsygizmo
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:04:20

    Just too gorgeous. I LOVE this:
    “barren branches grieve their leaves

    flutter down in wistful fall”

    And the contrast of that ending, giving the pumpkin a joyful voice. Wonderful.


  5. Bryan Ens
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 07:46:29

    Your “voice of pumpkin” stands in beautifully sharp contrast to the rest of your poem. Love how you move from melancholy to that joyful pumpkin!


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