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Below is the poem entitled AN ODE FOR AUTUMN WIND which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Oh, autumn skies are like gallery walls
Dressed in art that is ever-changing
Etched by charcoal clouds as whittled rain falls

Frost nips; chickadees start rearranging 
Over the roofs v’s of geese chase the wind
Robins migrate, cold is so estranging 

A hot air balloon drifts, its colours tind*
Upped by high flames and their scarlet hiss
Tamed by a mist that morning will rescind   
Urged on by dreamers for summer they miss
Magic this moment, perfect and peaceful             
Not to be outdone, my tot blows it a kiss

When at last she sleeps, the veiled moon lulls
I stand by the window, sip my spiced wine
Night frames chimney smoke like all that I mull ...
Days that float on air with gifts so divine

By Cyndi MacMillan, Oct 26, 2012
For Russell Sivey's Up in the Autumn Air Contest

A Terza Rima Acrostic Ode? Oh, why not! 

*to tind means to kindle, to ignite (old English)

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  1. Date: 11/5/2012 5:49:00 PM
    so well devised with charm all around, cyn..:) congrats and huggs!

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Lovely acrostic. Congrats on your win.. :-)

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "Up In The Autumn Air" contest Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 1:20:00 AM
    congrats on your win in this contest

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:01:00 PM
    Great effort went into this one..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 12:30:00 PM
    Ode to joy............. :-) Sincerest congratulations Ellie Daphne

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Cyndi a beautiful picture you painted xx

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:22:00 AM
    Lovely write here Cyndi, wonderful Autumn imagery painted dear. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 11:43:00 PM
    a very awesome poem. congratulations Cyndi for your grand win!! cheers!!

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 9:34:00 PM
    love how you made this personal with images of your daughter and your house in the autumn eve. beautiful. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 9:14:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 8:12:00 PM
    I like the way you have combined these forms. Congratulations. I came back, too.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 7:05:00 PM
    Clever mingling of forms and a great autumn poem. congratulations on your first place. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Mulled wine? hmmmm HOT saki! Real good Dee glad to share the rank with you! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love