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Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Love Affair in September

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Oh, don’t be in a rush; I’ve much to do
before you come and sweep away in haste,
sweet summer said, as autumn coolness blew.

Pink rosebud seeks my warmth, and others, too,
and still there is the harvesting to taste.
Oh, don’t be in a rush; I’ve much to do.

Unfolding petals offer nectar’s dew,
ambrosia in abundance, spirit-laced,
sweet summer said, as autumn coolness blew.

Just look, before you make your grand debut!
Those steadfast leaves, not ready to be chased,
Oh, don’t be in a rush; I’ve much to do.

Step back a bit until your time is due;
No point in turning growth to garden waste,
sweet summer said, as autumn coolness blew.

But autumn knew how quickly seasons flew
for she, herself, had often felt replaced.
Oh, don’t be in a rush; I’ve much to do,
sweet summer said, as autumn coolness blew.


Believe me, autumn said, we both can share,
a kiss of coolness for your rosebud flush ~
Together let us have a love affair.

While you are shining apple and the pear,
I’ll bronze their leaves ~ a golden copper blush,
Believe me, autumn said, we both can share.

Sweet summer caught the glints of russet hair
in wavy tendrils, highlights in her brush ~
Together let us have a love affair.

The colours of our bond, beyond compare;
such beauty, as the song of warbling thrush.
Believe me, autumn said, we both can share.

Now, shall we join the pumpkins, over there,
entwined among the vines so large and lush?
Together let us have a love affair.

Sweet summer smiled;
she knew such love was rare.

No longer did she feel the need to rush.
Believe me, autumn said, we both can share,
Together let us have a love affair.

7 comments:

  1. I really like that Glo, and it's a lovely title picture. Thanks! xx

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  2. The imagery this evokes is beautiful. The words bring so many thoughts to mind. My own seasonal memories come rushing to the top!
    Your talents are endless but using words the way you do is the best gift! x
    (It's daffy, but I had to use my spare blog as blogger is not letting me use oped id)

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  3. Such a lovely poem. I enjoyed the evocative, textural, colorful use of language. thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Thanks Flighty ~ Glad you like it :)

    Daffy ~ Pleased that the poem fostered pleasant memories ~ thanks for your very kind words :) Serenity is one of my favorites...

    Live ~ You're most welcome :) Happy that you enjoyed my poem :)

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  5. I'm Liv, therefore I live! :)

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  6. Glo, your well of creative poetry amazes me!

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