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Autumn's Breath

One can hardly take a breath at all For brilliance splashed against the wall Has reasoned with a summer's soul To paint the season edged in gold ... The brittle breeze of evening chill, Where scent of smoke that lingers, still And silent gardens are put to bed, As the close of day draws swiftly red We can hear the music of the trees, A rustling of leaves, stained red and tan While wind seeks out the apple tree, And scents the air with celestial zest The mighty oak drops acorns, freed, Brown squirrels have scurried to their nest They've stored a harvest from the earth, We'll watch as geese leave shadows deep And when the trees are barren branched, A world takes rest, to start anew While autumn prances through the hills, With stain ablaze in amber hues The heart is filled with peace of mind, As embers warm our home tonight While weary gather near the flame, This year at end, we bid adieu One can hardly take a breath at all For brilliance splashed against the wall Has reasoned with a summer's soul To paint the season edged in gold ......
____________________________________________________ For the contest sponsored by Gail Doyle 8/23/13

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Congratulations Carrie, --Beautiful Breath of Air :-) I love Autumn.... hugs *LINDA

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 5:42:00 AM
    lovely words that sing to me congrats Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:16:00 AM
    Carrie, a vivid and beautiful picture congrats! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Very nice rhyme and elegant flow. Well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 3:59:00 PM
    Wonderful piece, Carrie.Congrats on your superb win

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Carrie, this is so, so beautiful, it was and a delight to read. Congrats on a super win! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 10:03:00 AM
    My two favorite poets at the top of the list..congrats my dear. BG

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Dear Carrie, Big congrats on this top win. Well penned. I enjoyed this poem.

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 8:31:00 PM
    you have some beautiful lines in this well written poem, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Carrie I agree with Andrea...loved the line brilliance splashed against the wall...its a beautiful poem...congratulations

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 3:43:00 PM
    gosh, I really liked that "brilliance splashed against the wall" line!! Carrie, your number one placement is very well deserved. You call this free verse, but it seems very much like blank verse to me because it is so metrical. Be careful, you will turn into a sonneteer!! congrats to your win.

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Congrats on your creative and descriptive winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 12:10:00 PM
    - Autumn has come, it's a fact! - We get more time to sit inside and share beautiful poem! - Nice to join the contest with you, Carrie. - Congratulations on your winning poem - Wishing you a beautiful autumn. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 1:21:00 PM
    I love summer. I never liked autumn much, but I'm rethinking!

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Winner winner winner......:-) :-) :-)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Absolutely gorgeous in every way. To my fav's, Carrie. Elaine

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 8:58:00 PM
    What a winner Carrie, loved it ..Seren

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 3:21:00 PM
    You are an amazing poetess dear and it reflects in your art of verse and enchanting words..Wow

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 3:17:00 PM
    Very beautiful poem, Carrie! I could smell the smoke, feel the chill in the air, and see the colors of Autumn ablaze in the trees, as I was reading this! Very well done. Good luck in the contest! I also have written an "Autumn's Breath" poem for the contest. Please, read it sometime.