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Autumn - A Ballade

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This poem is bother a Ballade and a Personification.

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Autumn - A Ballade

I catch a glimpse of you in summer deep		
Your auburn tresses floating through the trees	
Where at the sight of you a willow weeps		
And throws her golden leaves upon the breeze	
As you almost bring me to my knees			
Your beauty filling me with such desire		
As I turn my back on summer as she leaves		

Spellbound! As you set the world on fire		
 I watch you wake the maples from their sleep	
Burning cleaving leaves, I watch them bleed			
As slowly and quietly you creep  			
Over meadows and fields of grazing sheep 		
Leaving your silhouette on the creek 			
As your flames grow higher and higher		
As I follow, not knowing where you lead		

Spellbound! As you set the world on fire	
 I walk through  ashes falling at my feet				
On a path beneath a golden canopy				
And look out at where earth and heaven meet	
As you blaze a trail in front of me			
Onward through marshlands cattails and reeds	
I see your breath rising from the muck and mire 
In a rainbow of liquid crystal beads			

Spellbound! As you set the world on fire 		

 Lost between desire and melancholy 			
 I rest a spell, my body grown tired			
And lay myself upon the dying leaves 		

Spellbound! As you set the world on fire	


Author:  Elaine George
Written:  September 3rd, 2013	

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  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:33:00 PM
    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Dear Elaine......Thank you for not minding that I borrowed your 2nd to last line for my contest entry. As you might guess, I have always been inspired by your poems......back from the very early days while I was still getting familiar with PS, and learning poetry from those like you. I don't comment often enough....but you, my dear, are one of the finest poets here. It is my honor to keep learning from you. This is another fine example. :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:37:00 AM
    Nice images to express the burning passions

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 4:07:00 PM
    I like your autumn Ballad Elaine... i like the passion that burns within the lines,, In a rainbow of liquid crystal beads <--- my fav.. line of imagery... xox~ Linda