Monday, September 30, 2013

Autumn

Deadhead all the flowers
and pile them in a pyre.
Part path for the pendulum
to swing the darkness higher.

Level with the sun
and equal in desire,
for a breath -

then summer's fed to fire.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

23 comments:

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Scrumptious poem. You are so powerful and decisive about your actions! Love it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have approach the theme of summer's end from such a unique angle, and the allusion to the bonfire creates a very powerful suggestion in the reader's mind.

asteria's canvass said...

im amazed on reading this open links poem, they all are so unique and dfferent and completely awesome.

Susan said...

I took the breath
and look back at sunset, colors, bonfires, fire next time.
I'll go in and change the clocks (is that a USA thing?)
I want to embroider this poem and frame it for my winter wall.

chamomile sea said...

Excellent:

"Part path for the pendulum
to swing the darkness higher.

Level with the sun
and equal in desire"

Fireblossom said...

Perfect expression of summer's end.

Kim Nelson said...

Oh! This is wonderful. You showed me Autumn through a brand new lens. Thank you.

grapeling said...

chanted it aloud 3 times, MZ. rolls smooth off the tongue.

manicddaily said...

Wonderful poem- really has a pendulum moving here - very creative, MZ (as always)! k.

Debi Swim said...

Oh, bravo - love this angle, this perception!

Susie Clevenger said...

What a perfect way to write of summer's end.

Enigmatic Soul said...

Intriguing. Loved it.

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfect. Wonderful use of the autumnal pyre.
K

Steve King said...

Not a word extra, and every line filled with energy and pictures. Very fine.

Lorraine said...

'Summer's fed to Fire' oh that one in a million...wow

Buddah Moskowitz said...

"Summer's fed to the fire." INspired.

razzamadazzle said...

I absolutely love this! Fall and it's long nights have truly arrived.

Margaret said...

I must confess - I am so ready to dead-head the flowers :) but not to rake the leaves. I have to get all the dog poop picked up before they really start falling! ;)

Poet Laundry said...

This is just so snappy and cool.

Laura said...

I love this!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

What I loved most was your alliteration, Mama, as well as your "to hell with summer, let's get it over with" attitude. I can most definitely relate!! Amy

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Summer's fed to fire is such a gorgeous allusion to fall's colors.

Kathryn said...

So rich and unique . . . that's what I love about you and your poems.