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Summer's End

The sun is a scythe slicing late September skies,
severing the gilt chain link of sultry summer days.
Smoke spirals slowly above cornfields crackling with gold,
as if the brittle fields are alight

with the cremation of summer's scorched carcass.
Mornings, there is a new sting in the air
as wasps scavenge the rotting guts of redcurrants
in a huddle of blood spot bushes,

and the last windfalls soften, sweetening untamed grass.
Late summer's muggy pulse falters and fades
as arterial light spills from the failing, anaemic sun,

and Michaelmas daisies droop drowsily, jaded and wan,
as September's gilded edges soften,
mellowing into October's mauve.

for 'Summer's End' contest

by Charlotte Puddifoot
entered into Nette Onclaud's 'Take Two' contest on 4/2/2014

*I've left the original date and contest title untouched so you'll know it is a piece that genuinely didn't place...looking down at that first comment of Andrea's I had to laugh because it's usually the kiss of death for me in a contest whenever she says something like that! lol

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  1. Date: 5/26/2014 9:45:00 AM
    soupmail for ya

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:44:00 PM
    It is always so interesting, when a judge sees a different thing than we expect while writing.... Each judge is unique in their expectations, which is why I am such a coward about sponsoring a contest! LOL !! This is a beauty, regardless of my respect for both who judged it! Congrats this second time round !!

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 5:59:00 PM
    Charlotte, wow.. Just a quality write in every way. Gifted mind and pen wed in this first place write, congrats!

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 3:39:00 AM
    Charlotte - I'm SO glad to see this beauty win first place in Nette's contest...Exquisite phrasing and wonderful use of alliteration...Great write! - Tim

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 4:07:00 AM
    Wonderful right. Great images. Deserving the win. Congrats Ron

  1. Date: 4/8/2014 7:05:00 PM
    Wow...this is really wonderful Charlotte - properly placed for sure

  1. Date: 4/8/2014 5:37:00 PM
    Beautiful poem you have here Charlotte! deserves a 7 rating :) no wonder it placed right at the top....congratulations!!! // paul

  1. Date: 4/7/2014 5:04:00 PM
    congratulations on your big win second time around. loved it. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Just returning to this gem that was posted on my Bday to say hello!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Such a beauty you ve created in change of seasons..Mesmerizing and blissed dear Charlotte.Tnks for your kind comments on my humble verse.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:53:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Fantastic, as always. I love the imagery, the amazing alliteration ("s" has never had it so good), and your use of color. A winner! Be on the lookout for a contest to enter... Jack

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:17:00 AM
    You tore the roof off with this. A very powerful environment you created. Wonderful job!

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 12:16:00 AM vivid, your words just come alive! LOVED IT!!!!

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 11:39:00 PM
    oh my gosh, if this were my contest, you would snag first place easily!!! This is so gorgeous. wow. And thanks for what you said at the birthday blog done for me. I am sorry but I forgot YOUR day. Is it past now? Happy birthday, dear. Hope i am not too late?

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Amazing descriptive language, Charlotte! I like this! Love, Kim