Tumblewords

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Measure of Blue



Lesser finches churn the chill
to a threnody of summer,
ten thousand golden leaves
trill their melody of release.

Impassioned by August heat
and shackled by its passing,
I shuffle through a frosty fall
chastened by its blazing pigments.




This was written for the prompt as posted on Totally Optional Prompts...a totally delightful site!

Autumn Fire, Digital Photo by Sue.

Other Digital Photos at Better Photo Gallery

14 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

"threnody of summer"


Great! I love that...

Lisa said...

The leaves are just beginning to turn in my corner of the world - so beautiful, as is your poem...

Jo said...

Well this is just superb......I don't agree with the sentiment (big autumn fan) but I love the poetry (as always). And isn't threnody a wonderful word.....I can't remember the last time I saw it used.

my backyard said...

Lovely!
It's interesting that you use "ten thousand" in a response to a Chinese poem. From what I remember, Chinese and Japanese poets used "ten thousand" as a way to express "many, many"

Dennis said...

Great images and color. I love your use of the word "threnody". I've never seen it before and it made me stop and look it up. Thank you!

Mad Kane said...

Lovely images!

Mad Kane

Alan Bender said...

Nice imagery. Old love songs leave me cold too.

...deb said...

Such complexity in so few lines. I love the rhymes and illiteration. all the "ll's". The pass-passing is fabulous. Wow. And that last line!

Oh, and I love the picture, too!

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is lovely, the first line especially

Andy Sewina aka Danny Wise said...

'threnody' this one word really pulls or draws all the other thoughts together - however, like Dennis I too had to look it up. Phew!

Christy said...

a beautiful use of words, very lovely

Christy

Charlotte Kemsley said...

You conjured up a picture so vividly! Beautiful:-)

Omar said...

Beautiful! This brings back many memories. I have always found it hard to know: which do I prefer most - summer or winter or autumn or spring. It all depends on where I am.

Linda said...

Love the music in here and the play with like-sounding words! Very clever. ~Linda