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A Moment Before Dying.

See the mountains all afire
Flaming Appalachians 
‘Neath the pastel of October sun
Treetops all alight

Waves of carmine flame
Swaying in soft dance steps
Amidst saffron highlights
Muted in glowing orange bittersweet

The slow falling flares
Of autumns sweet inferno
Strewing about the mountainside
A blanket of dry and weary sighing

In softly murmured prayer I wonder
Through the birthing rains of spring
And the unquenchable thirst of summer
Despite it all why is it most beautiful

…A moment before dying?

Copyright © Charles Fuller

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 12:41:00 AM
    I like the way your images make the ending more powerful, almost entrancing you reader before showing them the light at the end of a tunnel. Great write!

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 11:42:00 AM
    A very powerful write Charles...Thank you for sharing...May all be well... Farah

  1. Date: 12/31/2008 5:40:00 AM
    profound. I can relate this poem strangely enough to human death. My father's eyes, the most beautiful, unforgettable eyes before his passing but as your poem is vivid with imagery I know that this natrural wonder you write of is spectacular.

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 11:15:00 PM
    You have a natural gift for vivid expression... '...autumn's sweet inferno,' '...dry and weary sighing,' '...the birthing rains of spring.' Excellent Charles! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 8:25:00 AM
    very poignant pen thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 6:39:00 PM
    I love the play on the words that you have penned, it paints so vivid a picture, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 6:28:00 PM
    Beautiful images here, of which I can see out my window, the moutnians in VT right now are all alfame, and gorgeous! So fleeting, that is Kristin

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 4:44:00 PM
    Well Charles I reckon because we know we will never see them again - Great poetry you have penned - always a pleasure my friend - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 4:39:00 PM
    ahh death is always poem inspiring. nicely penned

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 4:30:00 PM
    A very wonderful write Charles...As usual :) Thank you for sharing your magnificence... TYOne, Farah

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 12:48:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, and so very true. Lovely colors and crisp air seem so alive, I mourn the death that follows. Love this Fall poem, it is my favorite (bittersweet) season. Christie